female condom


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female condom

n.
See condom.
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FC2 Female Condom offers women a non-hormonal birth control option under their control.
Practice makes perfect: reduction in female condom failures and user problems with short-term experience in a randomized trial.
Training women to use female condoms increases the likelihood that women will use the contraceptive, researchers reported in the October AJPH.
A The female condom or Femidom is a lubricated polyurethane sheath with a ring at either end which is inserted into the vagina up to eight hours before sex.
In the United States, HIV prevention intervention trials introducing the female condom have demonstrated increases in reported use among a range of populations: urban women attending family planning clinics, women attending STD clinics, women in methadone maintenance treatment and women exchanging sex for drugs or money.
Though male condoms are known to be a protective measure, people are still ignorant of the female condom which is the only woman-initiated barrier methods and its benefits.
Request for Prequalifications for Supply of Female Condoms.
org), and the National Female Condom Coalition (NFCC) (http://www.
It is critical that we empower women, especially those at greatest risk, to take control by increasing awareness of the female condom and providing both education and access to this highly effective and affordable option that empowers women to protect themselves," said Pappas, an APHA member.
The female condom is a strong, thin pouch with one closed end and one open end.
CONCLUSIONS: If provisions are made for instructing women on female condom use in places where women will not feel stigmatized, and if supplies are easily and consistently available, uptake of the female condom among female sex workers in Central America seems likely.
There are several types of contraceptives that women can use, so the female condom might be overlooked in the mix of contraceptives," said Brady.