Jamaica to Launch New Female Condom as Part of HIV/AIDS Prevention Efforts
April 22, 2008
Jamaica's National Family Planning Board in the next few weeks plans to launch a new female condom in an effort to provide women with increased control over HIV/AIDS prevention methods, the Jamaica Gleaner reports. According to the Gleaner, the second-generation female condom has been improved to be more user friendly while still providing protection against HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies. The new version is made from nitrile polymer, which is thin, odorless and stronger than the latex used to manufacture male condoms.
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