- Cost and limited supplies restrict availability
- Require less stringent storage conditions
than male condoms
- Expiration: five years from manufacture
FP/MCH programs can also supply female condoms, if available.
However, because of cost and limited supplies, female condoms
are not readily available in most developing countries.
Female condoms require less stringent storage conditions than
male condoms. They are made of polyurethane plastic, which does
not deteriorate as rapidly as latex. However, female condoms
should not be exposed to extreme heat or cold.
Female condoms have an expiration date of five years following