Femidom is a lubricated condom for women. It is an effective method of contraception which protects against both pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. FC female condoms is the designation referring to both the original FC female condom and the second generation FC2 female condom when mentioned in the material and links on this product page, when necessary for clarification, the “original FC” and/or FC2 are referred to separately. The original FC female condom has been studied in settings around the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) encourage the introduction of FC as a method of prevention and as an additional tool in efforts to respond to the needs of women and men regarding sexual and reproductive health. In their monograph The Female Condom: An Information Pack (1997), they concluded that The public health rationale for introducing a method that provides protection against pregnancy and STI/HIV is clear. Globally, health and human rights advocates have been demanding that scientists develop fertility regulation methods that are safe and reversible, under the control of the user, not systemic in action, which protect the user against STIs and HIV, and do not need to be provided by a health service. The female condom comes closer to these requirements than any other family planning method. What Are FC Female Condoms : FC female condoms are strong, soft, transparent sheaths that are 17 centimetres long (about 6.5 inches—the same as a male condom) with a flexible ring at each end. FC female condoms are inserted into the vagina prior to sexual intercourse and provide protection against both pregnancy and STIs, including HIV/AIDS. The inner right at the closed end of the condom aids in insertion and secures the device in place during intercourse, while the softer ring remains outside the vagina.