FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
It provides them with an additional choice to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV and unintended pregnancies. It is not intended as a replacement for the male condom but rather as an additional option for both women and men.
A female condom is similar in length to a male condom. However, it is wider than a male condom as, once inserted, it lines the walls of the vagina and allows for movement of the penis inside the sheath. It also provides extra protection by covering part of the external female genitalia and the base of the penis.
The female condom does not interfere with menstruation and can therefore be used. However, the female condom should be inserted just before intercourse and removed soon after.
You can use the female condom when you are pregnant since the condom doesn’t move beyond the cervix. You can also use female condom after recently giving birth.
The female condom can be inserted in advance of sexual intercourse and does not need to be taken out immediately after intercourse.