FC2 is an OTC female contraceptive that is covered with no out-of-pocket costs by most insurances when obtained with a prescription.
Comparable to male condoms, FC2 offers dual protection against STIs (including HIV) and unplanned pregnancy (Source: Bounds et al. 1992, Farr et al. 1994; Trussell 1998; Soper et al. 1993, Fontanet et al. 1998 Feldblum et al. 2002, French et al. 2003). FC2 offers highly effective protection against STI transmission (including HIV), by providing a barrier which prohibits the exchange of (sexual) body fluids and reduces skin-to-skin contact.