NN: Support for female condoms

The female condom – the step-child in HIV prevention, IRIN/PlusNews
“The female condom – currently the only female-controlled method of preventing HIV – is rarely available to women who need it. Blaming poor marketing and insufficient investment, activists at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City said failure to promote the female condom had hurt global HIV prevention efforts.”

Condoms help tackle Indian taboos, BBC News (Aug. 8)
This article highlights a surprise success story in a rural village in India, where women were taught how to use female condoms, and feel they have gained much more control over their health, and their lives.  The article also addresses a program designed to provide condoms for gay Indian men, and the complications arising from the fact that homosexuality is illegal in India.

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~ by h.e.g. on August 11, 2008.

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