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Section 1
Section 2

- Objectives
- Prevention
- Education
- Assessing
- Skills Training
- Behavioral
- Couples
- Peer Groups
- Contraceptive
- Dual Method
- Alternative
- Male Condom
- Negotiating
- Reaching
- Correct Use
- Promotion
- Female
- Correct Use
- Resource
> Resource
- Summary

Section 3


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Section 2 - STD Prevention

Resource Management: Female Condom

Female condom
  • Cost and limited supplies restrict availability

  • Require less stringent storage conditions than male condoms

  • Expiration: five years from manufacture

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FP/MCH programs can also supply female condoms, if available. However, because of cost and limited supplies, female condoms are not readily available in most developing countries.

Female condoms require less stringent storage conditions than male condoms. They are made of polyurethane plastic, which does not deteriorate as rapidly as latex. However, female condoms should not be exposed to extreme heat or cold.

Female condoms have an expiration date of five years following manufacture.



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