|Training on FC2: Second Generation Female Condom|
Wise Up has trained 850 female sex workers about FC2, second generation female condom.
The FC2 training was conducted in all Addis Ababa Wise-Up Drop In Centers (DIC) and regional offices.
The Topics of the workshops were about the general concept of female condom, detail description on FC2, the advantages of using female condom, Key steps to follow while using female condom, common misunderstanding of FC, proper way of disposing used FC.
All the Trainees are female sex workers from all DICs selected from different locations; local drink house ( Areki bet) based FSWs, hotel/Venue based FSWs and Street based FSWs with at least writing skills.
The Selection of trainees for the orientation was mainly focused on those girls who are active, interactive and who are able to share (teach) their peers about FC2 after attending the training. They were a total of 850 participants comprising 224 from north cluster, 200 from Eastern cluster, 224 from south-western and 201 from central cluster.
Female Condom (FC) is safe and effective if used correctly and consistently. It has high acceptability among both women and men in many countries, and provides protection against both the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS, and unintended pregnancy.
The FC became available in 1994. The introduction of FC lead to more protected sex acts.
Female Condom (FC) provides women and men with an additional choice to protect themselves from both unintended pregnancy and the transmission of STIs, including HIV/AIDS. With correct and consistent use, is as effective as other barrier methods. It protects the vagina, cervix and external genitalia, affording extensive barrier protection. FC loosely lines the vagina; it is not tight or constricting and has no serious side effects associated with its use.
FC2 is the second generation female condom to FC1. FC2 was developed to take the place of FC1, providing the same safety and efficacy during use, but at a lower cost.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 14:14|