To Prevent Pregnancy, Are Female Condoms More Effective Than Male Condoms? – Condoms are a barrier method of contraception so that sperm do not enter the uterus, which prevents the egg from being fertilized. Both male and female condoms are widely available on the market, although people are more familiar with men’s.

While the male condom is used by covering the penis, the female condom is inserted into the vagina as an artificial lining or bag.

Male condoms can be made of latex, polyurethane or polyisoprene, and women’s are generally made of polyurethane or nitrile polymers which are synthetic rubber.

The female condom looks like a bag with two ends that are the same width, one end is open and the other is closed to block sperm from entering the uterus.

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Both ends have a flexible rigid ring that helps keep the condom in place after insertion.

Condom illustration (Freepik)

Which is more effective?

Based on Medical Life ScienceBoth male and female condoms are equally effective at preventing pregnancy. However, no contraceptive method is 100 percent effective. But condoms tend to work well overall.

There is a 21 percent chance of getting pregnant when using a female condom, and 14 percent if using a male condom.

These two condoms cannot be used at the same time. Other methods of contraception, such as spermicides or oral contraceptive pills, can be used with both male and female condoms.

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On the other hand, there are cases when the condom is torn during sexual intercourse, which can lead to an accidental pregnancy.

Barrier methods generally have a failure rate of 12 to 28 percent, according to National Institutes of Health.

Male condoms are more effective than female condoms in preventing pregnancy. Perhaps because it is easier to insert than inserting a female condom into the vagina and making sure the inner ring touches the cervix.

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