What are disadvantages of female condoms for contraception?

Updated: Dec 10, 2018
  • Author: Frances E Casey, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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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.


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