Access to Female Condoms Improving in the U.S., Study Says

28 August 2017

A new study found that more states are making female condoms available through Medicaid, rising 30% more from 2007 to 2016. But few women are using them, researchers say. Susan Witte, one of the researchers from the Columbia University School of Social Work, said that when "used correctly, the female condom can provide as much protection as the male condom. Furthermore, a woman can choose on her own to use it and insert it herself." Structural barriers, however, including poor marketing, price and a lack of accurate information may hinder access to and use of the device. 

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