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The female condom is a barrier contraception method for preventing pregnancy and STIs. When used correctly, condoms are highly effective. Condoms are also the only contraceptive method that protect against both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections STIsincluding HIV and syphilis.
The Female Health Company reports that it shipped 1. The program involved the development and adaptation of education and information materials tailored specifically for the nation of Kenya. The Female Health Company has invested in training and programming in Kenya sinceresulting in continued increases in FC2 distribution.
Maina partly attributed the rise in infections to the fact that women have no access or information as well as stigmatization on the female condom. In the government distributed a whooping million male condoms and only 1. However the women have very little or no access to their own form of protection as the female condoms manufactured are very few and are only distributed in the urban areas," said Maina. He acknowledged that some women are not aware that the female condom exists and their husbands would not take the idea kindly if they wanted to use it.
Though first introduced more than 20 years ago, female condoms are remain an unknown or inaccessible option for many women. When the first female condom—known as the FC1—was introduced on the US market in by Wisconsin Pharmaceuticals now the Female Health Companyit was hailed as a game-changer in sexual health. It checked off all the requirements for what product developers had heard women wanted—it had comparable effectiveness to male condoms, it could be inserted prior to sex allowing for less disruptive love-making, it was less physically restrictive for male partners, and most importantly, it was female-initiated.
After watching many women in her family and community helplessly struggle with unplanned pregnancies, birth complications, violations to their sexual rights and HIV and AIDS, Emily knew there had to be another way. Inbetween her law and development studies and her commitments to volunteer work, Emily founded the Muthaa Community Development Foundationwhich believes in and works for community partnership in Kenyan society. It collaborates with the community, government and private sector to create opportunities for social investment, resource mobilisation, life skills based education and capacity building.
For university students across Kenya, including at my own university, Kenyatta University, I know this to be true. This means that access to and availability of accurate and youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health information have become a necessity. Thanks to training and awareness sessions facilitated by Pathfinder, my fellow peer counselors and I have been able to share positive health information about the female condom with our peers.
A female condom also known as a femidom or internal condom is a device that is used during sexual intercourse as a barrier contraceptive to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections STIs — such as gonorrheasyphilis and HIVthough its protection against them is inferior to that by male condoms  and unintended pregnancy. Invented by Danish MD Lasse Hesselit is worn internally by the female partner and provides a physical barrier to prevent exposure to ejaculated semen or other body fluids. Female condoms can be used by the receptive partner during anal sex. They typically come in various sizes.
November As the AIDS pandemic has become globalized and feminized see figurewomen in developing countries have become more at risk for HIV infection—including married women. Rates of HIV infection among married women or those in committed partnerships are increasing rapidly worldwide: In sub-Saharan Africa, where women have been hardest hit by the AIDS pandemic, 57 percent of those who test positive for HIV are women, and at least one-third of these women are married. Yet the vast majority of married women at risk are not using any barrier method during sex.
The objectives of this study were to investigate if early initiation of sex work was associated with: 1 consistent condom use, 2 condom negotiation self-efficacy or 3 condom use norms among alcohol-using FSWs in Mombasa, Kenya. Early initiation was defined as first engaging in sex work at 17 years or younger. Logistic regression modelled outcomes as a function of early initiation, adjusting for drop-in centre, years in sex work, supporting others and HIV status.