What are the disadvantages of female condoms?


Condoms must be used correctly to prevent pregnancy.  If a condom is not put on before the penis touches the vagina, pregnancy can occur, because some sperm may come out of the penis before the condom is put on. 

When using a female condom, the couple needs to make sure the penis is in the condom and not between the condom and vagina and that the open end of the condom stays outside the vagina.

Female condoms can slip out or get pushed into the vagina losing its efficiency.

If a person has thrush and is treating it using creams, the medical cream could interfere with the effectiveness of the latex condom. Polyurethane condoms can be safely used.

Female condoms are more expensive than male condoms and in many countries aren't available.