Definition of Female condom
Female condom: Although the word "condom" usually conjures up the male condom, there is a female condom. The Reality Female Condom was approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April 1993. It consists of a lubricated polyurethane sheath shaped similarly to the male condom. The closed end, which has a flexible ring, is inserted into the vagina, while the open end remains outside, partially covering the labia.
The female condom, like the male condom, is available without a prescription and, like the male condom, is intended for one-time use.
A female condom should not be used together with a male condom because they may not both stay in place due to friction between the two condomsSource: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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