Use of the female condom
was introduced in the fourth session, along with a review of male and female anatomy and an introduction to male condom use skills.
After the session, most participants said that female condoms
were a useful and sensible preventive method.
Shot at the Kisauni Drop-in Centre in Mombasa, Kenya, this film features testimonials from three young women who are the "number one" fans of the female condom
The change in materials lowered the price, eliminating the significant cost barrier that prevented many women from using the original female condom
25-27) Female condoms
should also be easily accessible; in countries where the female condom
is available, women have been able to obtain the device from pharmacies, hairdressers, HIV and AIDS support groups, and peers, as well as health clinics.
The findings suggested that the female condom
is an acceptable method.
1) Prostate-specific antigen (PSA), an indicator of exposure to semen, was detected in similar proportions of vaginal fluid samples collected after use of male and female condoms
during the study--14% and 17%, respectively.
Why has the female condom
so far failed to be adopted widely?
As World AIDS Day approaches, leaders of the YWCA across Africa are coming together to call on national governments and international donors to accelerate distribution of the female condom
to women in developing countries.
The high cost of the female condom
has prevented many women in developing countries from accessing the prevention device, but a new second-generation female condom
made of synthetic latex could change this.
For female condom
users, use of a new female condom
for every act of sexual intercourse continues to be recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The female condom
is a thin, loose-fitting and flexible polyurethane plastic pouch that is designed to line the vaginal walls.
ABSTRACT: This paper reports the findings of an evaluation of a female condom
promotion intervention delivered to 109 socio-economically disadvantaged women at high risk for STI/HIV living in Toronto, Canada, who had never used female condoms
in the past.
Do not use a Reality female condom
along with a male condom.
But the female condom
is the only one of those that is new.