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Internal (or female condoms) are like other condoms except they fit inside the vagina instead of covering the penis. They are made of polyurethane and line the vagina.
Internal condoms line the vagina to protect against unwanted pregnancy and STIs. Read more
Internal condoms protect against both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
You can put them in up to eight hours before before you have sex
They can slip or get pushed up into the vagina if not used properly
The penis goes into the condom and not between the condom and the vagina
Internal condoms are not always available at every contraception and sexual health clinic and can be more expensive to buy than other condoms. Use our Find a Service tool to find places near you. Read more
Internal condoms line the vagina and protect against unwanted pregnancy by stopping the sperm contained in semen coming into contact with a vagina (which could lead to an egg being fertilised).
They also stop sexual fluids being transferred between partners which provides protection against STIs.
Internal condoms are not always available at every contraception and sexual health clinic and can be more expensive to buy than other condoms.
You can get free condoms from Brook services, young people’s services, contraception clinics, GUM clinics and some GP surgeries. Use our Find a Service tool to find places near you.
You can also buy condoms, even if you’re under 16, from pharmacies, supermarkets, vending machines in public toilets and online.
When used correctly internal condoms are 95% effective at protecting against pregnancy.
If the internal condom breaks
If the condom has broken, split, slipped off or you’re worried it was used incorrectly use our find a service tool to find your local sexual health service where you can have a STI test and emergency contraception if there is a risk of unwanted pregnancy.
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