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Sexual Health – Female Condoms and Contraceptives

Female Condoms What are female condoms? A female condom is a thin, loose-fitting covering made of polyurethane plastic that forms a pouch lining the vagina. It has two flexible rings. The inner ring at the closed end of the condom eases insertion into the vagina, covering the cervix and holding the condom in place. The outer ring remains outside the vagina and covers the outer lips of the vagina. The female condom is coated on the inside with a lubricant; additional lubricant for the outside is provided in a small tube. This lubricant is not spermicidal. How do they work? ...

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Myths About Condoms

Myths About Condoms There continues to be misinformation and misunderstanding about condom effectiveness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides the following updated information to address some common myths about condoms. This information is based on findings from recent epidemiologic, laboratory, and clinical studies. Myth #1: Condoms don’t work Some persons have expressed concern about studies that report failure rates among couples using condoms for pregnancy prevention. Analysis of these studies indicates that the large range of efficacy rates is related to incorrect or inconsistent use. The fact is: latex condoms are highly effective for pregnancy prevention, but ...

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How To Guide To Using Condoms

How To Guide To Using Condoms

How to use condoms 10 simple steps to getting it right 1. Resist the urge to buy extra large condoms — if a condom is too large, it will be too loose on the penis and is more likely to slide off. Be realistic and buy a size that fits securely on your erect penis. 2. Open the package carefully and don’t use sharp objects like scissors or your teeth to open the wrapper. Take care that the condom is not damaged with fingernails, jewellery etc. 3. Press out the air at the tip of the condom before putting it ...

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Types Of Condoms

Condom Guide When used properly, the best condoms can be upwards of 98% effective against pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). However, many people are not as careful or informed about their condom use as they should be. This guide details the types of condoms available. Types of Condoms Latex – Latex condoms are by far the most abundant on the market. They are relatively inexpensive, thin, flexible, and extremely effective against pregnancy and STDs including AIDS. The only drawbacks include possible allergies to latex and bad taste of the latex rubber. Oil based lubricants such as Vaseline and cold ...

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