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.
Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. The most popular and accessible type of condom is the male external condom , which is placed on an erect penis just before sex. The male condom is an old form of contraception and STI protection —some suggest that the male condom dates back to ancient Egypt, but the first documented description of an male condom was by Italian anatomist Gabriello Fallopio in in his book De Morbo Gallico, as a method for preventing syphilis 1,2. Although not as well known, female condoms also exist.
Relatively few interventions have tested the efficacy of female condom promotion either alone or in combination with other barrier methods. We assessed change from baseline to 2. MI using generalized linear models with a log link function and GEE. Both groups reported significant reductions in number of unprotected vaginal intercourse occasions from baseline to each follow-up, with no significant difference between the two-session and single-session intervention.
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