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What are the disadvantages of using a female condom?

Disadvantages of female condoms:

  • Not as effective in preventing pregnancy as hormonal methods or male condom
  • May disrupt spontaneity
  • Can be quite noisy, if there is not enough lubrication
  • Can be difficult to use at first
  • Some women find the outer ring causes discomfort
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