With the FDA approval of the new female condom (FC2) in the United States, there has been a lot of press about the advantages and challenges of female condoms. The biggest complaints that remain since the original female condom (FC) went on the market in 1993 are: FCs are too expensive and women don’t really want to use them.
This video gives the perspectives of Kate Bourne and Jen Wilen, staff members of the International Women’s Health Coalition, on what the real world demand for female condoms is like and what the challenges to distribution are.
Akimbo blog posts written by staff about female condoms
Gimmick or Making Female Condoms Easier to Use? by Audacia Ray
Two Types of Female Condoms Introduced in Cameroun by Jen Wilen
New Female Condoms Are For Sale in the US by Audacia Ray
Women are not a “Niche” Market: We Demand Female Condoms Now by Jen Wilen and Susanna Smith
New Female Condom Distribution Initiatives in Africa
Female Condoms: Demand and Distribution (Video)