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Unformatted text preview: Expanding Safer Sex Options: Introducing the Female Condom Mitchell Warren The Female Health Company December 2001 What was said in 1997 The public health rationale for introducing a method that provides protection against pregnancy and STI/HIV is clear. Globally, health and human rights advocates have been demanding that scientists develop fertility regulation methods that are safe and reversible, under the control of the user, not systemic in action, which protect the user against STIs and HIV, and do not need to be provided by a health service. The female condom comes closer to these requirements than any other family planning method. WHO/UNAIDS Information Pack, 1997 What was said in 2000/1 UN Target to reduce new HIV infections 25% in 15-24 year-olds in most-affected countries by 2005, and globally by 2010 Women are at greatest risk UN agencies highlight urgent need to intensify efforts to prevent HIV and STIs in women by providing women and girls with female-initiated protection methods UNGASS Declaration calls for increased support for the female condom Experiences to date Enormous interest in the female condom has been generated at policy making, programming and user levels but it has not always been clear how to turn this interest into protected sex. Clearly, its not just a product and the programme cannot just be a procurement exercise Experiences to date Over 70 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America since the UNAIDS/FHC Partnership began in 1996 Of these, over 30 are new in the last year Initial sales tend to be for pilot projects which can evolve into substantial,...
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