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What exactly is a female condom?

What exactly is a female condom?

Female condom: It is a loose-fitting condom that is placed into vagina prior to intercourse/sex to prevent pregnancy and std's. There are two rings on either end so that the condom will stay in place. They can be tricky to use, so not my favorite contraception to recommend to a patient. Use only one kind of condom, don't use both male and female condoms at the same time--this can cause friction/tearing. ...Read more

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Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more


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How can I use the female condom?

How can I use the female condom?

Watch this Video: Here is a detailed video on how to use the female condom: http://bit.Ly/oynode. ...Read more

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Who should use the female condom?

Who should use the female condom?

Anyone: It is a loose-fitting condom that is placed into vagina prior to intercourse/sex to prevent pregnancy and std's. There are two rings on either end so that the condom will stay in place. They can be tricky to use, so not my favorite contraception to recommend to a patient. Use only one kind of condom, don't use both male and female condoms at the same time--this can cause friction/tearing. ...Read more

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When should you remove the female condom?

When should you remove the female condom?

After sex: Female condoms can be tricky to use properly, but removing them right after intercourse is best. ...Read more

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Where in the us can you buy female condom?

Where in the us can you buy female condom?

Female Condoms: Are the only woman-controlled, non-hormonal barrier contraceptive that not only prevents pregnancy but also STDs. Failure rate of 5% w/ perfect use, up to 20% w/ typical use. Newer versions easier to use; men like them b/c they allow more freedom and friction. Careful when removing to avoid spill. Make sure the penis doesn't miss the condom. Can be found at your local reproductive health clinic. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of the female condom?

What are the advantages of the female condom?

Control: With the female condom you have control over the transmission of std's even if your partner does not want to use a condom. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of the female condom?

What are the disadvantages of the female condom?

Proper use: It is a loose-fitting condom that is placed into vagina prior to intercourse/sex to prevent pregnancy and std's. There are two rings on either end so that the condom will stay in place. They can be tricky to use, so not my favorite contraception to recommend to a patient. Use only one kind of condom, don't use both male and female con. ...Read more

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Could I use the female condom together with a male condom?

Could I use the female condom together with a male condom?

Yes. you may.: Barrier protection is a way to not only prevent pregnacy, buy also helps prevent the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. Make sure you understand proper use for condoms, and do not reuse them. ...Read more

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Can I use both male and female condoms together?

Can I use both male and female condoms together?

Of course: There may be decreased enjoyment, but they are compatible with each other. ...Read more

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Are female condoms recommended? Which one is the best?

Are female condoms recommended? Which one is the best?

Sure: There are several brands of female condoms available at any pharmacy. Although less popular than male condoms they work fine. If you are curious about them then try it out and see what you think. ...Read more

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What is the risk factors and danger for using both male and female condoms at the same moment?

What is the risk factors and danger for using both male and female condoms at the same moment?

Not sure: There are no risk factors that I am aware of, but i must also say that I am not aware of any added benefit to using both male and female condoms together (e.g. Less chance of pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is female condom better protection to my partner than his condom?Should he too wear one?I have HPV 16 + others. How effective's female condom to male?

Is female condom better protection to my partner than his condom?Should he too wear one?I have HPV 16 + others. How effective's female condom to male?

Here are some...: Using male or female condom for better safe sex is just heighten protection by adding additional barrier to the natural barriers - skin and mucosa. If natural barrier is violated by physical trauma or chemical injury, we rely on humoral immune defense including antibodies, WBC, complicated inflammatory processes, etc. Condom helps such, but there has been no known specific study to address yours. ...Read more

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Does wearing a male/female condom help prevent transmission of HSV when not having an outbreak? How to prevent it from transmitting?How to protect me?

Does wearing a male/female condom help prevent transmission of HSV when not having an outbreak? How to prevent it from transmitting?How to protect me?

Preventing Herpes.: Condoms will only protect you from herpes if the person you are sexually active with has the infection on their penis. This person may be contagious even when he has no sores. If he does not know where he was infected there is no test to determine this. Only if he has sores will anyone know what part of his body could be contagious. ...Read more

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Are female condoms effective against transferring an std?

Are female condoms effective against transferring an std?

To some extent: Yes, to some extent. They will be partially effective against most things like hiv, but poorly effective against others like hpv because it doesnt cover external skin and transmission to those body parts. ...Read more

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Do I have to use female condom and my partner his condom all the time since I have HPV?? Doesn't condoms cause rash/itchiness/skin irritation? Help

Do I have to use female condom and my partner his condom all the time since I have HPV?? Doesn't condoms cause rash/itchiness/skin irritation? Help

It's your choice: Almost everybody has a few strains of HPV. Even the dangerous strains produce only lesions that are manageable if detected early -- with a woman's pap smear and a man simply keeping an eye on himself, the danger to life is minimal. Many couples like condoms, but if you're monogamous and dislike them, it's really your decision. ...Read more

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What types of birth control can i use if I have a blood clot? Other than condoms, female condoms, caps, things like that. Any oral pills avaliable?

What types of birth control can i use if I have a blood clot? Other than condoms, female condoms, caps, things like that. Any oral pills avaliable?

No oral hormonal: options are safe, and Mirena (levonorgestrel) (IUD) can only be used if your DVT/clot has cleared (after being confirmed with an ultrasound/Doppler) and you have no other underlying tendency in your blood to clot (i.e. Factor V leiden, Lupus anticoagulant, Protein C/S deficiency etc.). In the meantime, only condoms and/or tubal ligation or male vasectomy are feasible. ...Read more