Tell the FDA: Pave the Way for More Female Condom Options
Dear U.S. Food and Drug Administration,
I imagine a future where people can take better control of their sexual
health by using a variety of options to reduce the risk of sexually
transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, and unintended pregnancy. I
dream of a day when product developers create innovative new condoms
that receptive partners can use to protect themselves and their
In my ideal future, a variety of female condoms are accessible and
available to all people who want and could benefit from them.
I urge the FDA to make this imagined future a reality by reclassifying
female condoms from a Class III to a Class II medical device.
This reclassification would:
- Reflect the latest evidence on female condom safety and efficacy.
- Help bring safe and effective female condoms available in other countries to the U.S.
- Encourage product innovation among condom developers.
- Put female condoms in the same medical device category as male condoms.
- Align U.S. regulations with other global health regulatory agencies.
Please make such a future possible!
The National Female Condom Coalition is a program of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.