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Woman's Condom Makes Top 50 Ideas List

March 8, 2012

The Woman’s Condom, developed by PATH and CONRAD, has been selected as one of the 50 most inspiring ideas and solutions for women.

The Women Deliver 50 competition is sponsored by Women Deliver, a global advocacy organization with a mission to improve the health and well being for girls and women around the world. Each year in conjunction with International Women’s Day, March 8, Women Deliver celebrates the progress made on behalf of girls and women.

CONRAD's work with female condoms helped lead to the 1993 FDA approval of the first female condom on the U. S. market, the FC Female Condom. Since 1998, CONRAD has supported PATH in the development of the Woman’s Condom.  CONRAD collaborated with the California Family Health Council on a study that compared the performance of the Woman’s Condom and the FC2 Female Condom by using self reporting as well as vaginal detection of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) as an indicator of condom failure. In parallel, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Contraceptive Clinical Trials Network performed a Phase III contraceptive efficacy study of the Woman’s Condom.

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