female_condom2Description: These are condoms made from polyurethane. Unlike the male condom, the female condom fits inside the vagina and overlaps the outer area, to form a barrier contraceptive (i.e. stopping sperm from entering the vagina). Apart from protecting you from an unwanted pregnancy, a female condom will also help protect you from STI’s. However, make sure the penis goes inside the female condom and not down the side of it. Female condoms are not as readily available or as popular as the male ones.

Advantages: It offers protection against sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS.

Considerations: It can reduce sexual spontaneity.

Availability: It is available in most pharmacies and free from family planning clinics.

Effectiveness: It is 95% if used correctly.