A short-acting method of contraception
The female condom is a barrier contraception method for preventing pregnancy and STIs.
The female condom consists of a thin plastic and loose fitting sheath that the woman places into and around the entrance of her vagina. It only needs to be used when you have sex. The female condom acts as a barrier to stop the man’s sperm travelling into the woman and fertilising the egg.
When used correctly, condoms are highly effective. Condoms are also the only contraceptive method that protect against both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV and syphilis.