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Doctor insights on: Who Should Use The Female Condom

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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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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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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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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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Can I use both male and female condoms together?

Can I use both male and female condoms together?

Slippage/Breakage: 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. Never use two condoms together. They'll slip/break. ...Read more

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I am female and have HSV2 in my perianal area. How can I protect my partner? Can I use a bandage? I worry condoms are useless with where it is.

I am female and have HSV2 in my perianal area.  How can I protect my partner?  Can I use a bandage?  I worry condoms are useless with where it is.

Preventing herpes: Correct, bandages won't help. Most HSV2 transmission occurs when no visible outbreak. The ways to prevent genital HSV2 transmission are 1) no sex during outbreaks until healed, 2) consistent condom use, 3) suppressive treatment with anti-HSV drug, usually valacyclovir (Valtrex) once daily. Condoms should work for herpes of the perineum, and virus probably is present elsewhere in your genitals. ...Read more

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How effective are condoms in preventing HIV male to female transmission? If there is a unknown status and condom use should I worry? Vaginal sex 2x

How effective are condoms in preventing HIV male to female transmission? If there is a unknown status and condom use should I worry? Vaginal sex 2x

Quite effective: If used correctly. But nothing is 100% protective and thus the risk for HIV is not zero but likely under single digit percentage-wise. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy occur if female uses condom?

Can pregnancy occur if female uses condom?

Yes.: Female condoms are estimated to be only 79-95% effective at preventing pregnancy. If you are looking for a more effective method, you can discuss with your doctor using an intrauterine device, implant, or getting your tubes tied. ...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