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Zimbabwe: 'Female Condom Side-Effects Exaggerated'

Africa News, April 24, 2011
Zimbabwe Standard (Harare)

Fourteen years after the female condom was introduced in Zimbabwe, the device remains unpopular among women despite its celebrated advantages.
Experts say the female condom remains the only tool for HIV prevention that gives [...]
A snap survey showed that the device was not popular with women because of a number of perceptions and lack of information.

Most women who were interviewed said the condom produced too much noise during intercourse and was difficult to use.

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