The FC2® Internal Condom (also known as the FC2 Female Condom) is indicated for vaginal use for the prevention of unplanned pregnancy and the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.
The FC2® Internal Condom works only when you use it. Use it correctly every time you have sex.
Perfect Use: rates indicate that method was used correctly in every act of sexual intercourse, but failed anyway.
Typical Use: rates indicate that the method may not have been used correctly, may not have been used during every act of sexual intercourse, or may have failed.
THIS TABLE SHOWS THE OVERALL PREGNANCY RATES FROM STUDIES OF BARRIER CONTRACEPTIVES
Pregnancy Rates* 12 months of
Protect against pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases
FC1 Female Condom
Male Latex Condom (no spermicide)
Protect against pregnancy only
Cervical Cap (no previous births)
Cervical Cap (previous births)
Diaphragm (with spermicide)
Spermicide (gel, foam, suppository, film)
*Pregnancy rates for FC1, Cervical Cap, and Diaphragm are from clinical trials. Actual failure rates may be higher or lower.
The FC2® Internal Condom is made from nitrile and is pre-lubricated on both the internal and external surfaces. FC2 is compatible with additional water, oil, and silicone based lubricants.
The FC2® Internal Condom has up to a 5-year shelf life from the time of manufacturing. The expiration date for a pack of condoms and each individual condom is printed directly on the packaging, the cardboard box and the FC2® sachet.
Risks of Using FC2
Use the FC2® Internal Condom correctly every time if you have sex. If FC2® is not used correctly every time, your risk of getting a sexually transmitted infection or becoming pregnant will be higher. See the Efficacy Rates table for further details.
Incorrect use may result in FC2® not providing protection. To avoid risk of incorrect use, read the instructions carefully prior to use. See full labeling information and instructions for use in the product leaflet.
Research has shown that the following events are rare but can occur when using FC2®:
Discomfort during insertion
Pain after insertion, before sex
Burning sensation, rash or itching
The following are problems that have been reported when using FC2® during sex. In each of the scenarios, the risk of vaginal exposure to semen is increased. If any of these occur, you should dispose of the FC2® and use a new one.
The penis can push FC2®, including the outer ring, inside the vagina
The penis slips to the side of FC2® during intercourse and enters the vagina without FC2® protection
FC2® breaks during use
FC2® slips completely out of the vagina
The following events have not been specially demonstrated in research, but may still occur when using FC2®: