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New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Awards 2 Million Unit Bid to The Female Health Company
Date:6/17/2008

CHICAGO, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Female Health Company (Amex: FHC) announced it has received a bid award for two million FC female condoms from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The Company expects shipments to begin immediately, at the direction of the Health Department. The terms of the award allow the City to increase purchase quantities beyond the two million units, should they so desire.

O.B. Parrish, Chairman and CEO of the Female Health Company, said, "We applaud Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City of New York for recognizing the HIV/AIDS risk to women and providing the much-needed education and protection."

About The Female Health Company, Inc.

The Female Health Company, based in Chicago, Illinois, manufactures and markets the FC Female Condom(R), which is primarily distributed by public health organizations and donor groups in over 90 developing countries around the world. World-wide, the Female Condom is available in various programs in 108 countries. The Company owns certain worldwide rights to the FC Female Condom(R), including patents that have been issued in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, the European Patent Convention, the People's Republic of China, Canada, South Korea and Australia. FC Female Condom(R) is the only available FDA-approved product controlled by a woman that offers dual protection against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, and unintended pregnancy.

For more information about the Female Health Company, visit the Company's web site at http://www.femalehealth.com or http://www.female
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