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Female Health Company Receives FDA Approval for FC2 Female Condom(R)
Date:3/11/2009

development of the FC2 Female Condom to expand access to women at risk of HIV and STIs by significantly lowering the cost of the product. FHC has succeeded in reducing FC2's cost through the introduction of a new material and a different manufacturing process. FC1 is made from polyurethane and involves a labor-intensive manufacturing process, while FC2, which looks very similar to FC1, is made from a proprietary nitrile polymer that allows it to be manufactured using a highly automated process. Studies have shown that FC2 performs in a comparable manner to FC1.

As a result of FHC's development program, FC2 will be available to the public sector at a cost as much as 30 percent less than FC1, contingent on volumes of procurement. In addition, the company has indicated that as public sector volume increases, additional cost reductions may be possible.

"Research has shown that the Female Condom can strengthen HIV prevention by providing men and women with access to more prevention options," said Dr. Leeper. "In studies where the FC Female Condom is distributed by prevention programs together with the male condom, the rate of unsafe sex acts decreased and the rate of new STI infections declined significantly as compared to when only male condoms were available. FC Female Condoms put the power of protection in women's hands."

Data on FC2 have been reviewed and approved by other regulatory agencies, including the European Union, WHO, and agencies in India and Brazil. In 2006, the World Health Organization (WHO), based on its own review of the scientific data, agreed that FC2 performs in the same manner as FC1 and cleared FC2 for purchase by UN agencies. Since then, over 23 million FC2 Female Condoms have been distributed in 77 countries. FDA approval of FC2 will allow USAID to procure the second-generation female condom at a lower unit cost for U.S.-funded prevention programs around the world.


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