WHY DO WE NEED FEMALE CONDOMS?
- 222 million women in developing countries who wish to avoid a pregnancy have an unmet need for contraceptives.
- According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1 million people acquire a sexually transmitted infection every day.
- UNAIDS reports that in 2013, an estimated 2.1 million people became newly infected—the majority through sexual transmission.
- A UNAIDS 2014 report estimates that young women 15–24 years old in sub-Saharan Africa are twice as likely as young men to be living with HIV.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Black women in the U.S. are disproportionately impacted by HIV, accounting for approximately two-thirds of women living with HIV.
- The CDC reports that young Black gay men and other men who have sex with men comprise the overwhelming majority of new HIV infections in the U.S.
- Globally, gay men and other men who have sex with men are 13 times more likely to be HIV-positive than the general population.
- Female condoms can be used by women and men living with HIV to meet their family planning needs and claim their rights to healthy, mutually respectful, and fulfilling sexual relationships.
10 FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE FEMALE CONDOMS