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Second-Generation Female Condom is Now Available in the United States; FC2 Female Condom Will Cost 30 Percent Less than Predecessor
Date:10/1/2009

advocacy organizations in the U.S. have called on donors and implementing agencies to expand women's access to the female condom, which remains the only safe and effective method of woman-initiated HIV prevention currently available.

FC2 will be available in certain retail outlets. As previously announced, FHC is seeking a partner with appropriate experience to promote FC2 directly to consumers in the US.

About The Female Health Company

The Female Health Company (FHC), headquartered in Chicago, IL, is the maker of the FC Female Condom (FC1 and FC2), a revolutionary option offering women dual protection against both sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, and unintended pregnancy. FHC was created as a worldwide company in February 1996 with the purchase of Chartex Resources Ltd., the holder of exclusive worldwide rights to FC1. The Company holds exclusive product and technology patents for FC1 in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, the People's Republic of China, South Korea and Japan. FC2 patents have been granted in Australia and South Africa and are pending in various other countries. FHC is the sole manufacturer and marketer of the FC1 and FC2 female condoms in the world. The Female Health Company and its partners currently market the Female Condom under FCFemale Condom®, FC2 Female Condom®, Reality®, Femidom®, Femy®, and Care®.

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The statements in this release which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements based upon the Company's current plans and strategies, and reflect the Company's current assessment of the risks and uncertainties related to its business, including such things as product demand and market acce
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