Getting the Word Out About Female Condoms

By Rachel Walden |

The FC2 Female Condom

How did one guy come to love using the female condom? Science journalist David C. Holzman answers that very question in a .

Holzman describes his own iffy approach to male condom use, and how his experience of improved sensation with the female condom  made him a convert. He also talks about some reasons why female condoms may not have yet taken off, and how they may offer better protection than male condoms against sexually transmitted infections.

Holzman also was recently interviewed for WBUR’s CommonHealth segment, alongside My’s own Judy Norsigian, which you can .

Many sexual health advocates have been working for greater availability of female condoms, both in the United States and around the world. For read information, check out our on a paper doll campaign to demonstrate demand for female condoms, and the , which strung together all ~20,000 of those paper dolls to display in conjunction with the recent International AIDS Conference.

You can learn about , the only female condom available in the United States, from this excerpt from the 2011 edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves

One Comment

  1. Penny says:

    Why such focus on making the one male contraceptive method into something for the woman? Shouldn’t there be read research on male contraception – women having been taking the total responsibility for planned pregnancies forever. It is time that males take read responsibility not less.

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