|Ensure client understands correct use
|Ask the client how many condoms she thinks she will need until she can return
|Explain why using a condom with every act of sex is important
|Explain about emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs)
|Discuss ways to talk about using condoms
Tips for New Users
- Suggest to a new user that she practice putting in and taking out the condom before the next time she has sex. Reassure her that correct use becomes easier with practice. A woman may need to use the female condom several times before she is comfortable with it.
- Suggest she try different positions to see which way insertion is easiest for her.
- The female condom is slippery. Some women find insertion easier if they put it in slowly, especially the first few times.
- If a client is switching from another method to the female condom, suggest that she continue with the previous method until she can use the female condom with confidence.