Female Contraception proves popular! - July 2010

All about Female Contraception in South Africa, the Femidom, Women and Health, Women and Sexual Health and more on Mywage South Africa.

 

It has been criticised for being "noisy" and it's been described as "ugly", but the female condom - the femidom - is here to stay. 

 

Femidoms are condoms meant exclusively for women. They are a modern method of contraception - and they also reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV. Femidoms were invented by Danish MD Lasse Hessel (although history has proved that female controlled contraception methods have widely been in use since ancient times in Egypt, Greece and Rome).

 

While the femidom has not been as popular in Europe, the UK and the US, it is being used more and more widely in African and some South East Asian countries. For women, it means they have more control over pregnancy and the risk of HIV/AIDs and other STIs. And even their partners are starting to enjoy them!

 

A recent, as-yet unpublished study in South Africa found that 80% of both men and women liked the female condom.

 

Read more about the Femidom and also about what South African women have to say about Female Contraception.

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