Published in AIDS Weekly, November 13th, 2000
The Reality Female Condom received U.S. federal approval in 1993, but sales in the United States never took off. Women complained that the condom, which retails for $2 to $3, was too expensive, difficult to use, squeaked, and looked odd. The condom is a double-ringed polyurethane cylinder with one open end. One ring is inserted into the vagina, while the other ring remains outside the body.
However, the United Nations AIDS program has been distributing the condoms to...
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