What are disadvantages of female condoms for contraception?

Updated: Oct 06, 2020
  • Author: Frances E Casey, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
  • Print


The lubricant does not contain spermicide. The device is difficult to place in the vagina. The inner ring may cause discomfort. Some users consider the female condom cumbersome. The female condom may cause a urinary tract infection if left in vagina for a prolonged period.

Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!