May 5, 2006
Women have new option

Women in St. Vincent and the Grenadines now have a new contraceptive option. The female condom will be available to women through the National Family Planning Unit. These condoms will be distributed at all Health Centres throughout the country commencing in May 2006. {{more}}

The female condom is a woman-controlled method which is easy to use. It is designed to prevent both pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections when used properly.

This contraceptive method is a non-hormonal method and as such can be used by women with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension and other medical conditions. Nurses at the Health Centres are knowledgeable about the method and will be available to provide information to persons willing to access these condoms.