The female condom: STD protection in the hands of women.

  • Erica L. Gollub
  • Published 1993 in The American journal of gynecologic health


In 1993, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the female condom Reality. It provides better protection against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) than does the male condom. The polyurethane sheath is more resistant to tears and covers the vagina, cervix, and vulva. Since it does not depend on erection of the penis, the female condom protects… (More)


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