The female condom is made of polyurethane and provides protection against pregnancy and STDs, including HIV. This section includes information on correct use of the female condom, as well as effectiveness rates for preventing against pregnancy and STDs.
How to Use a Condom: The Female Condom
Source: The American Social Health Association (ASHA)
Description: This website contains information on female condoms.
To View this Resource click here: www.ashastd.org/condom/condom_female_nopics.cfm
Pregnancy Rates for Birth Control Methods
Source: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “Consumer-Friendly Birth Control Information,” Consumer Magazine (April 1997).
Description: This table compares the effectiveness of different birth control methods in preventing pregnancy. The methods studied include male and female sterilization, implants (Norplant), hormone shots (Depo-Provera), oral contraceptives, intrauterine devices (IUDs), male and female condoms, vaginal sponges, cervical caps, diaphragms, spermicides, withdrawal, and natural family planning methods (calendar, temperature, cervical mucus).
To View this Resource click here: www.fda.gov/fdac/features/1997/conceptbl.html
The Female Condom
Source: The Female Health Company, developer and manufacturer of the female condom.
Description: This website provides information on the female condom.
To View this Resource click here: www.femalehealth.com/theproduct.html