What is a Female Condom (aka Internal Condom) and How Does it Work?

In this video by Planned Parenthood, they break down what exactly is a female condom, how they work to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and pregnancy, and how to use them properly. They also share where you can buy female condoms.

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What We Talk About And Why

Safer Sex and Contraception

Some adults with cognitive disabilities are having sex. Some of them may be having consensual sex that their support networks know about. Some may be having consensual sex that their support networks do not know about. Some may be experiencing sexual abuse.

People in each of these situations may have more options to prevent unplanned pregnancies or prevent STIs if they have information about contraception and safer sex. This information can save lives.

Providing a person with information about contraception and safer sex is not the same thing as recommending that they should have sex. Ideally a person should have information about contraception and safer sex long before they actually begin having sex. So even people with cognitive disabilities who are NOT having sex can benefit from having information on contraception and safer sex.

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