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8 Questions about Female Condoms

What is a female condom? The female condom is a pouch made of polyurethane or latex that fits inside the vagina. It is a barrier method of birth control. How does it work? The female condom has a flexible ring at the closed end of the pouch, with a slightly larger ring at the open end. The smaller ring at the closed end keeps the female condom in place, whereas the larger ring rests outside the vagina. The female condom keeps the vagina and cervix from coming in contact with the skin of the penis or with secretions from the penis. How effective is a female condom? The typical use of female condoms, which is the average way most people use them, has a failure rate...

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