female condom

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condom

 [kon´dum]
a sheath or cover worn over the penis during sexual intercourse for contraception and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.
female condom a long polyurethane sheath that is inserted into the vagina as a contraceptive; it has a flexible ring that fits over the cervix like a diaphragm and another ring that extends outside the vagina. See also contraception.
 Female condom. When correctly in place, the female condom covers the cervix and lines the vaginal canal with the open end outside the vagina. From Nichols and Zwelling, 1997.

female condom

n.
See condom.

female condom

a sheath worn inside the vagina, also extending outward to cover the vulva. It is used to prevent pregnancy or transmission of infection.
A barrier-type contraceptive device worn by a woman, which offers some protection against pregnancy and STDs.
Pros Compatible with oil-based lubricants; greater protection is provided for the external genitalia of both partners; it can be cleaned and re-used up to 10 times without compromising its structural integrity
Cons The device was not enthusiastically adopted after its 1988 launch, given its high cost—$0.72—the skill required to properly deploy it and the rustling sound the material imparted while in use
Success rate FC has an annual pregnancy rate of 21-26% vs ± 15% with a condom

female condom

Vaginal pouch An externally placed contraceptive device, which offers some protection against pregnancy and STDs. See Contraceptives. Cf Condom.

fe·male con·dom

(fē'māl kon'dŏm)
An intravaginal bag, usually latex, which lines the vulva and vagina and is intended to prevent contraception during coitus.
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FEMALE CONDOM

female condom

An intravaginal device, similar to the male condom, designed to prevent unwanted pregnancy and STDs. It consists of a soft loose-fitting polyurethane sheath closed at one end. A flexible polyurethane ring is inside the closed end, and another sheath is at the open end. The inner ring is used for insertion, covering the cervix as a contraceptive diaphragm does and also for anchoring and positioning the condom well inside the vagina. During use the external ring remains outside the vagina and covers the area around the vaginal opening. This prevents contact between the labia and the base of the penis. The female condom is prelubricated; additional lubrication is provided in the package. It is designed for one-time use. As a contraceptive, it is as effective as other barrier methods.
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Initial reports from health clinics in Portugal are very positive, states the Portuguese supplier, Clinifar SA, which won the government contract for VA to replace the Femidom.
Following the success of the Femidom, the pair began actively looking for items they could design that would be novel and patentable.
Ford N and Mathie E, The acceptability and experience of the female condom, Femidom, among family planning clinic attenders, British Journal of Family Planning, 1993, 19(2):187-192; Farr G et al.
This would enable women to protect themselves from infection by partners who refuse to wear a condom and reject the use of the femidom.
The introduction of the female condom, Femidom, also boosted the market with its high profile launch and associated public relations.
The female condom is set to hit the shelves in Taiwan under the brand name femidom during the first quarter of 1997.
ATHE female condom, or Femidom, is a lubricated polyurethane sheath with a ring at either end which is inserted into the vagina up to eight hours before sex.
Non-latex condoms like the Femidom and Durex Avanti claim to be stronger and aren't weakened by oil- based lubricants.
They also said that is was not easy to get their partner to use a condom - while most women do not have access to the femidom yet.
The Female Health Company make female condoms which are sold as Femidom with one set of figures in Britain, and as Reality, with both sets, in the United States.
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