Put a Ring on It: Upgrading to FC2 Female Condoms
April 12, 2010
With Black women experiencing sky-high rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, public health officials and women's groups are employing new tools to empower them to protect themselves. The latest gadget? FC2, the second-generation female condom. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene started distributing the condom in November; Chicago-area women are attending educational sessions to learn how to use it; and Washington, D.C., is handing out free FC2s in beauty salons and convenience stores.
"Without female condoms, women are completely dependent on the willingness of a male partner to use the condom," says Jessica Terlikowski, public-policy manager for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. Terlikowski is spearheading that city's female-condom outreach campaign, dubbedView Full Article
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