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What is a female condom?

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A female condom is a long plastic pouch, usually made of polyurethane, that goes inside your body during sex. Flexible rings at both ends hold it in place. The condom lines the walls of the vagina and collects semen and other fluids.

From: Female Condoms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Teens Health: “Condom.”

Planned Parenthood: “Female condom.”

National (UK) Health Service: “Female condoms.”

New York State Health Department: “FAQ about condoms.”

Medline Plus: "Female condoms."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 5, 2019

SOURCES:

Teens Health: “Condom.”

Planned Parenthood: “Female condom.”

National (UK) Health Service: “Female condoms.”

New York State Health Department: “FAQ about condoms.”

Medline Plus: "Female condoms."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 5, 2019

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