The female condom should be considered by a sexually active woman based on her needs.


Reasons for condom use:

(1) preference for the barrier method of contraception

(2) need for prevention of sexually transmitted disease


Reasons to use a female condom:

(1) The man refuses to wear a male latex condom.

(2) The man or woman is allergic to latex.

(3) The woman is with multiple sexual partners.


The annual contraceptive failure rate for the female condom ranges from 5-21%.


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