A female condom also known as a femidom or internal condom is a device that is used during sexual intercourse as a barrier contraceptive to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections STIs — such as gonorrhea , syphilis , and HIV , though its protection against them is inferior to that by male condoms  and unintended pregnancy. Invented by Danish MD Lasse Hessel , it is worn internally by the female partner and provides a physical barrier to prevent exposure to ejaculated semen or other body fluids. Female condoms can be used by the receptive partner during anal sex. They typically come in various sizes.
A female condom is a soft, loosefitting pouch that's inserted into the vagina before sex to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. The female condom is a birth control contraceptive device that acts as a barrier to keep sperm from entering the uterus. It protects against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections STIs. The female condom is a soft, loosefitting pouch with a ring on each end. One ring is inserted into the vagina to hold the female condom in place.
In , IPPF provided over 5 million female condoms. As with the traditional male condom, the female condom is the only contraception method that prevents against HIV, other STIs, and unplanned pregnancy. Most importantly it offers women a choice - which is crucial as individuals have diverse needs in differing situations.
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