FEMALE CONDOMS ARE POWER, PROTECTION, PLEASURE

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To these young women, the female condom is a game changer

In some parts of the world, a woman asking a man to wear a condom is counter to cultural practices. A condom for women puts the power and protection in her hands. Pathfinder International is on the ground around the world working to tear down these barriers and we need your help.

September 16 is Global Female Condom Day. Join us in spreading the word about condoms for women! Below are three ways you can learn more about our work. Show your support for Pathfinder by sharing these stories with family and friends.

Three things you can do:

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Read Celia's Story: "The Power of Female Condoms in Mozambique"

Celia in front of health clinic

Celia, a maternal and child health nurse in the Machava Area of Mozambique, knows what empowerment looks like. She sees it in the faces of the women she serves when she hands them a condom made just for women.


Explore Our New Issue of Pathways: "Women Who Dare"

Cover of Pathways Spring 2013

Worldwide, women grapple with cultural norms that deem their use of family planning unacceptable.

At Pathfinder, we're working to change that by challenging gender norms and incorporating unique contraception methods like the female condom in our work.


Comments

This will be a game changer for the people who live in the countries with HIV and aids. I hope the people there will really use this because it could save a lot of lives. futuristic architecture
dean April 10, 2014
Hi Debra, Thanks for a great question! One can still use the female condom even if they have had a hysterectomy, whether or not they have had their cervix removed. It still should stay in place, in either case.
Candace Lew, Senior Technical Advisor for Contraception, Pathfinder International September 18, 2013
Can a female condom be worn if a woman has had a total hysterectomy? How does it stay in place if there is no cervix for the ring to fit around?
Debra August 30, 2013
The courage and beauty of these women inspires women to do all we can to help them spread the word.
Bryna Pizzo April 9, 2013
I read The Power of Female Condoms in Mozambique. I think women who dare there, especially, are very brave. The woman doesn't always have the "right" to control whether or not she becomes pregnant or has sex. To me, that is truly daring.
Lynn Price April 9, 2013

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