This looks a bit like a sock made of clear cellophane. It goes inside the vagina and slightly covers the area outside. A squashy ring holds the Femidom in place inside the vagina. It forms a barrier to stop sperm from getting into the vagina.
- Protects against STIs.
- Can be put in just before sex.
- Unlikely to split or slip off.
- Free from family planning clinics.
- Putting it on can interrupt sex.
- Expensive to buy.
Condoms and femidoms are the only methods of contraception that provide effective protection against HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. They can be obtained free from any specialist young person service, family planning clinic and some G.P.s. They can be bought from chemists, supermarkets, petrol stations and pub toilets. There is no Mmnimum age for buying Condoms.
More young people are beginning to go Double Dutch. This is where condoms are used with another form of contraception for extra protection against infections and pregnancy.