The Female Patient

A less expensive version of the female condom (FC) was recently approved by the FDA. Will this increase the use of this contraceptive form, which offers several important benefits for women? Male condoms have played an important role in global HIV prevention over the past few decades. In recent years, women have become increasingly vulnerable to HIV, especially in highly afflicted sub-Saharan Africa. Since women are not always able to insist on the use of male condoms, there is a great global need for affordable and accessible woman-controlled barrier methods that provide dual protection against unintended pregnancy and the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS.

to read more about Updates on the Female Condom Click Here

to read more about Intrauterine Contraception: Pearls from the Cochrane Library Click Here

to read more about The Quest for the 'Perfect' Vagina Click Here

to read Should Use of Episiotomy Be Restricted Click Here

The Vibrance sites will regularly post interesting and relevant articles from The Female Patient, a peer-reviewed monthly medical journal publishing womens health information for more than 40 years.