204 Family Planning
➤ Female condoms
are larger than
condoms made for
men and are
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The condom for women (female condoms)
A female condom, which fits into the vagina and covers the
outer lips of the vulva, can be put in the vagina any time before sex.
It should be used only once, because it may break if it is reused.
But if you do not have any other condoms, you can clean it and
reuse it up to 5 times.The female condom should not be used
with a male condom.
The female condom is the most effective of the methods
controlled by women in protecting against both pregnancy and
STIs, including HIV. There are now 3 types of female condom
available.The newest are less expensive.The VA
female condom fits more closely to the woman’s
body, so it is more comfortable and makes less
noise during sex.
Female condoms are available only in a few places
now. But if enough people demand this method, more
programs will make them available.
How to use the female condom:
1. C arefully open
2. Find the inner ring,
which is at the closed
end of the condom.
3. Squeeze the inner
4. P ut the inner ring
in the vagina.
5. P ush the inner ring up into
your vagina with your finger.
6. W hen
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7. Remove the female condom
immediately after sex, before
you stand up. Squeeze and
twist the outer ring to keep the
man’s sperm inside the pouch.
Pull the pouch out gently, and
then dispose of it out of reach of
children and animals.