Female Condoms: Greatest Invention since sliced bread?

An article on the BBC News website yesterday caught my eye. It was titled ”The return of the Female Condom.”

Some interesting pictures of female condoms on the site have been included here. I can feel some of our ladies cringing at the look of these objects 😀

Sexualwellbeingnetwork, BBC News.

sexualwellbeingnetwork, BBC News

They don’t look very sexy, these objects. But if they do the job, who cares?

Sexualwellbeingnetwork. BBC News.

Sexual wellbeing network. BBC News.

You can read all about them here

Sexual wellbeing network. BBC News.

Sexual wellbeing network. BBC News.

With women constituting 60% of people living with HIV in Sub-Sahara Africa, drastic measures are needed and that may have to include female condoms, no matter how ugly they look.

Of course our men can save us the trouble by simply using male condoms…..

On a lighter note, the rings found at the outer end of some female condoms have now turned into fashion assessories with some women using the rings as bangles!! I hope they wash them first…ew!

Research.. Are you interested in earning some money for a good cause?

Participants are needed for a research project being undertaken on behalf of NHS Grampian concerning the experiences and support needs of those with Hepatitis B.

All participants will receive £30 cash as a thank you.

If you are from the:
1. Asian sub continent or
2. Sub–Saharan Africa or
3. China or
4. Eastern Europe,
And have been diagnosed with hepatitis B (here or abroad) and are living in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire or Moray, we would love to speak to you!

All information gathered is completely confidential.

The research is taking place throughout November and December and will take the form of one-to-one informal interviews, held at a time and place to suit you.
An interpreter can be arranged if required.

There is also the option to complete a paper survey if you would prefer.

If you are interested in taking part, or would just like more information, please get in touch with the researchers.
Call any of the research team (Alison, Menekse or Rachel) from Scott Porter Research on 0131 553 1927 or e-mail them at info@scottporter.co.uk

Thank you.

Feb 2014: This research is now closed. Thanks to all those who participated.