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Recognizing Global Female Condom Day

Recognizing September 16 as Global Female Condom Day, Beth Skorochod, senior technical adviser at Population Services International (PSI), writes in USAID’s “IMPACTblog,” “Female condoms are the only woman-initiated method available that offers dual protection from unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.” She discusses the experience of one woman in Zimbabwe and states, “In the nearly 20 years since it started programming for female condoms, PSI has learned valuable lessons in supporting [female condoms’] uptake.” She adds, “As additional female condoms become commercially available, the prices will hopefully reduce, providing access to an even greater number of women” (9/16).