Global Consultation on the Female Condom

The Global Consultation on the Female Condom, held September 26 to 29, 2005 in Baltimore, MD, brought together experts from around the world to review evidence of the female condom’s effectiveness in preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and to learn about countries’ program experiences.

Below are Portable Document Format (PDF) files containing slide presentations given at the Consultation. For more information on the Consultation, read the press release.

Opening ceremony

Rationale, Needs, Challenges, Uptake and Impact of Female Condom
Suniti Solomon, MD, Director YRG Centre for AIDS, Research & Education

Day 1: opening comments

Review of Past Action Plans and Their Implementation
Patrick Friel, PhD

Day 1, session 1: country experiences

Country Experiences: South Africa
Mags Beksinska, RHRU, Eva Marumo, Department of Health, Jenni Smit, RHRU,
Zonke Mabude, RHRU

Access to Prevention: Brazil
Henriette Ahrens, Brazilian National STD/AIDS Program, Ministry of Health

India Experiences
Dr. Dinesh Agarwal, MD, UN FPA, India

The Female Condom: Uganda Experience
Mrs. Vastha Kibirige, Coordinator, Condom Unit, STD-ACP, Ministry of Health

Intensified FC Initiative: Global Overview of UNFPA FC Situation Assessment
Nigeria and Ethiopia: Garry Canille, UNFPA Ethiopia and Luka Monoja, UNFPA Senegal

Sex, Life, and the Female Condom: Some Views of HIV Positive Women
Chopo Mbanje, International Community of Women Living With HIV/AIDS

Day 1, session 2: research evidence

Effectiveness of Female Condoms in the Prevention of Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Bidia Deperthes, Technical Advisor, Condom Programming, UNFPA
Theresa Hatzell Hoke, Senior Research Associate, Family Health International

The Female Condom: Acceptability and Patterns of Use
Susie Hoffman, DrPH, HIV Center for Clinical & Behavioral Studies at the NYS Psychiatric Institute

Models of Female Condom Introduction and Distribution: Associated Uptake and Sustained Use
Erica L. Gollub, DrPH, University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

Day 2, session 1: expanding access

FC Female Condom: Key Learnings, Key Challenges
Karen King, The Female Health Company

A New Wave of Female Condom Programming: Finding the Mix That Works
Martha Brady, Population Council

I’ve Read the News Today, Oh Boy: Global Politics of Condom Promotion
Mitchell Warren, AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition

Assessment by Level of Organization
Zena Stein, Columbia University

Day 2, session 2: product development

The Prevention Equation
S. Mokkapati, Indian Council of Medical Research

Global Consultation on the Female Condom
Marianne Morse Callahan, CONRAD

PATH Woman’s Condom
Glenn Austin, PATH

The fc 2 Female Condom
Mary Ann Leeper, The Female Health Company

V-Amour: A Condom for Women
Medtech Products Limited

Panty Condom: Female Condom
Howard Amchin, Acme Condom Co.

The Belgian Female Condom
Chantal Couvreur, Catholic University of Louvain

Silk Parasol: The Female Panty Condom
Patricia Karlin, RN, MPH, CLNC, CEO, Silk Parasol Corporation

Day 3, session 1: commodity security

PSI Procurement of Female Condoms
Lisa Simutami

The Global Consultation on the Female Condom: UNFPA Supply of the Female Condom
Nana Essah/UNFPA

Overview: USAID’s Procurement of Female Condoms
Mark Rilling, Division Chief, Commodities, Security, and Logistics