25 September 2017
Civil society organizations in Uganda have asked manufacturers of female condoms to redesign them to enhance their usability. According to Salome Atim, advocacy officer of Action for Better Health (ABH) with the National Forum for People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAFOPHANU), several women complained that female condoms are not comfortable and difficult to use. Women are also dissatisfied with the social and cultural norms of putting men in charge of decisions around sex and contraception use. Atim said that, like men, women too should be able to take charge of their sexual health by using female condoms to protect themselves from HIV and sexually transmitted infections and space their children. She also underscored the need for manufacturers to improve the female condom so it is more suitable to women's needs.
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