Nadda Launches Indigenous Female Condom

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda has formally launched first indigenously developed natural latex-based female condom.

The launch of the female condom seeks to expand the basket of contraceptive choices and reduce unwanted pregnancies, while providing quality healthcare products at affordable cost.

Manufactured by HLL Lifecare Ltd (HLL) under the brand name ‘Velvet’, the contraceptive was launched yesterday at the two-day National Family Planning Summit, which concluded here today. The conclave had “New Choices, New Horizons” as its theme.

“The female condom provides complete protection and gives women more control over safe sex. It is all about empowering women. It is the only woman-initiated method of contraception that serves a dual protection – prevention of pregnancy and of HIV/AIDS,” Nadda said.

Source: Zee News (link opens in a new window)

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