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Female condoms are gaining ground
Mar 5th, 2011 - 12:33:54
Source:* USA Today*
AUTHOR: Rita Rubin
My fellow Advocate,
The female condom, once the contraceptive that got little respect, seems to
be making a comeback in U.S. cities, thanks to a new and improved design. On
Valentine's Day, San Francisco's health department passed out free FC2s -
short for second-generation female condom - in several neighborhoods. That
same week, Walgreens stocked about 10% of its 7,600 stores - many in cities
with higher HIV rates - with three-packs.
And in Washington, where all 55 CVS stores carry it, 25,000 people used it
in the past year, says Mary Ann Leeper, founder of its maker, the Female
Health Co. In fact, she says, the number of FC2s distributed in the USA
tripled in the past year. It's the only female condom on the U.S. market,
but it's sold in more than 100 other countries and even has a Facebook fan
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Yours' in Prevention Science
Adeyemo Damilare Gabriel
Moderator: Students' for Microbicides (S4M), Nigeria
Regional Focal Point - West Africa
Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AID
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