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  • Female (internal) condoms can be used as an alternative to male (external) condoms. They are worn inside the vagina to prevent the exchange of body fluids (such as sperm, vaginal fluids or blood) between partners.
  • When worn correctly, female (or internal) condoms are an effective barrier method of contraception. Other barrier methods include external (male) condoms and diaphragms.
  • Female (internal) condoms prevent sexually transmissible infections (STIs). They can be used during sexual contact (including oral, anal and vaginal sex) and with sex toys.
  • Female (internal) condoms can only be used once. Use a new condom each time you have sex.
  • Female condoms are most effective if they are used correctly every time

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Reviewed on: 13-09-2022