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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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See also: condom
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The introduction of female condoms has developed a new market segment with a significant growth scope, says the analyst at Beige Market Intelligence.
Reponses indicated basic information on the female condom and women failed to cite some more specific conditions for the resource and which are characterized as major differences in its use, as lubrication, proper position and sure of the correct introduction, showing that peculiar knowledge to that resource it is still scarce.
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A national, population-level survey conducted in 2013 found that while 78% of women knew about the female condom, only 7% were using it.
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In this spirited short, men's misconceptions about the female condom are dispelled by an informed woman.
Female condoms are one of the few female-controlled HIV prevention technologies available, with some FSWs even using them without clients' knowledge.
The work began with in-depth training of peer educators and counselors from the sites, followed by dedicated efforts to integrate the female condom into service provision.
The FDA approved the first female condom, the Reality Female Condom (FC1), in 1993.
The female condom is a critical tool that holds many important advantages for women and their partners.
A THE 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.
Only 6% had ever used a female condom with their current partner.