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 condoms
- Female external genitalia
Female external genitalia: The external genital structures of the female, including the labia minora, labia majora, and the clitoris.
- Female genitalia
Female genitalia: The genital organs of the female. These are usually separated by convention into the external and internal genitalia. The female external genitalia comprise the pudendum, the clitoris, and the female urethra. The female internal genitalia comprise the ovaries, the Fallopian tubes, the uterus (womb), the cervix, and the vagina. These are, collectively, the […]
- Female gonad
Female gonad: The female gonad, the ovary or “egg sac”, is one of a pair of reproductive glands in women. They are located in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus. Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond. The ovaries have two functions: they produce eggs (ova) and female […]
- Female internal genitalia
Female internal genitalia: The internal genital structures of the female, which include the ovaries, the Fallopian tubes, the uterus, the uterine cervix, and the vagina. These are, collectively, the female organs of reproduction.
- Female organs of reproduction
Female organs of reproduction: The ovaries, which produce eggs (ova) and female hormones; the Fallopian tubes, which transport the egg from the ovaries to the uterus; the uterus, which receives the egg for fertilization and provides a growth environment for the developing embryo and fetus; the cervix, the lower, narrow part of the uterus that […]