If you can't get your partner to wear a condom or don't want to depend on another person to safeguard your health, then Dr Mukta Kapila, Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram talks about the benefits of using a female condom.
"Female condoms are an alternative to male condoms and also called internal condoms or vaginal pouch. These prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV and pregnancy. It works by creating a barrier which prevents bodily fluids and semen from entering the body. At first using a condom may seem intimidating, however, they are easy to use with a bit of practice.
It is made of latex or polyurethane and has a soft, loose fitting pouch with a ring on each end. To hold the female condom in place, one ring is inserted into the vagina. Condom with the ring at the open end remains outside of the vagina. The condom keeps in place with the help of the outer ring and is also used for removal. Following use, the female condom outer ring should be twisted to seal the condom so that no semen spills out."