Female Condom Maker Reports Increased Sales in Fourth Quarter 2010


The Female Health Company, maker of the only FDA-approved female condom, has released its fourth quarter results for fiscal year 2010. The company reports that unit sales of the female condoms rose by 19 percent, translating to sales of 13.8 million female condoms in a three month period. The devices, available in more than 100 countries, are the only female-controlled contraceptive method that also helps prevent sexually-transmitted disease.

The Female Health Company hold patent rights in several countries. Its current offering is a second-generation product, called the FC2 female condom that it claims is less expensive but just as effective as the original FC1 female condom. The FC2 is made of nitrile and polyurethane, making it a convenient option for those allergic to latex. It is a thin lubricated sheath with two rings, one of which goes into the vaginal canal while the other remains outside the vagina. The FC2 is a disposable device that is removed immediately after intercourse.

To purchase the new FC2 female condoms, the manufacturer's website suggests checking with Planned Parenthood, your local health department or online condom sources or asking your local pharmacy or retail store to carry them. They are available without a prescription.

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