"It's some kind of women's empowerment": the ambiguity of the female condom as a marker of female empowerment.

  • Amy Kaler
  • Published 2001 in Social science & medicine


The female condom is the latest in a series of sexual and reproductive technologies to be imported into the third world, following the contraceptive pill, the Depo-Provera injection, the latex male condom, and others. It is an example of "traveling technology", which accrues different meanings and connotations in the different settings into which it is… (More)


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