Let’s talk about female barrier methods this Valentine’s Day.

Internal Condom Internal condoms (also known as female condoms) are soft plastic pouches that you can insert into your vagina or anus to protect against pregnancy and STIs. Like external condoms—also  called male condoms—they create a barrier that prevents ejaculation (cum) from entering the vagina or anus. When worn correctly, they offer the same protection … Continued

Brightness Among the Clouds: Positive Women’s Health Efforts at the FDA

By Eliana Kosova In our current political climate, each day brings new attacks on reproductive health. Between the Trump-Pence Administration’s attacks on access to birth control and Congress’s continual efforts to curtail abortion care, we are in an uphill battle when it comes to reproductive freedom. When Scott Gottlieb was tapped as Commissioner of the … Continued

Do Female Condoms Really Work

I have never tried a female condom- and I’m not exactly sure how they work. Should I use both a female and male condom at the same time for double protection?   The female condom (or internal condom) is a great option for women trying to protect themselves against STI/HIV and pregnancy. We are excited … Continued

Internal (Female) Condoms

Internal condoms, also called female condoms, are a barrier method of birth control used during intercourse to help prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. Unlike external, or male, condoms, internal condoms are controlled by the receptive partner. While commonly known as the female condom, the FDA recently issued a proposal to rename … Continued

Looking Forward: Help Us Shape the Future of Safer Sex

What does a female condom have in common with a hip replacement? Not much, obviously. At least it’s obvious to us. But the FDA treats female condoms as if they need the same level of stringent regulatory oversight as hip replacements and other implanted devices. That’s just not right! I’ve written to you before about … Continued

Two Rings Are Better Than One

Valentine’s Day is this weekend and there’s no better way to celebrate than taking charge of your sexual health by using the FC2 female condom! The FC2 female condom is the only woman-initiated product that provides women and men protection against HIV, STIs, and unplanned pregnancy. Its flexible inner ring is inserted deep into the … Continued

G-Spots and Sore Spots

G Spots Women made up 54 percent of people enrolling in health insurance plans through the new Health Insurance Marketplaces by the end of 2013. That’s a total of more than 1.1 million women with new health insurance plans, nationwide. We are proud of this success, which we helped foster through the Raising Women’s Voices … Continued

Female Condom Program Funding Opportunities for Colleges

The Female Health Company (FHC) announces its 2014 FC2 College Health Mini-Grant Program, which supports on-campus organizations that provide health education and outreach to college students. The mini-grant program is designed to help colleges enhance, improve, and/or create FC2 programming on their campus. The application for funding in the 2014-2015 academic school year is now available … Continued

Snapshots

The female condom is the only woman-controlled barrier method for preventing HIV, but the high cost and lack of education about it resulted in the product being infrequently used when it was first introduced in 1988. The 2009 introduction of a new kind of female condom, called the “FC2”, has substantially lowered costs.  The Johns … Continued

Put a Ring On It!

Cities around the country are making sure that more women stay healthy and sexy by telling them to “put a ring on it”! What type of ring, you may ask? We aren’t talking about the kind Beyoncé warned men they better give their ladies or get kicked to the curb; we’re talking about the new … Continued