Female Condom

Female-Controlled Barrier Methods: Forgotten but Not Gone

By NWHN Staff | Feb 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Female-Controlled Barrier Methods: Forgotten but Not Gone

Today, higher-tech methods have eclipsed diaphragms, but the method is being rediscovered by people who are dissatisfied by hormonal options or non-hormonal IUDs.

Let’s Talk About Female Barrier Methods This Valentine’s Day

By NWHN Staff | Feb 13, 2019 | Comments Off on 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…

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

By NWHN Staff | Aug 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Brightness Among the Clouds: Positive Women’s Health Efforts at the FDA

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.

Update on Internal (Female) Condoms

By NWHN Staff | Feb 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Update on 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.

The Power of Protection: Why the FDA’s Policy on Female Condoms Matters

By NWHN Staff | Jan 12, 2018 | Comments Off on The Power of Protection: Why the FDA’s Policy on Female Condoms Matters

A few weeks ago, the Food and Drug Administration issued a proposal that would update the single-use female condom to a Level II classification, and rename it the “internal condom.” Following FDA procedures, they opened the proposal up to comments.

Do Female Condoms Really Work?

By Shaniqua Seth | Sep 22, 2016 | Comments Off on Do Female Condoms Really Work?

The female condom (or internal condom) is a great option for women trying to protect themselves against STI/HIV and pregnancy. We are excited to hear that you are interested in learning more about it!

A Tale of Two Condoms

By NWHN Staff | Jul 12, 2016 | Comments Off on A Tale of Two Condoms

Taken from the July/August 2016 issue of The Women’s Health Activist Newsletter. What do female condoms have in common with bone-grafting material, replacement heart valves, and cochlear implants? If you’re thinking not much, you’d be right. But the Food and…

Put a Ring On It!

By NWHN Staff | Mar 1, 2012 | Comments Off on 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 and improved female condom.