U.S.-based Female Health Company announced today that it has received an order for four million FC Female Condoms from the Brazilian Ministry of Health.
It is anticipated that the first two million units will be shipped this quarter and the remainder in subsequent months.
Brazil is recognized by UNAIDS and other global public agencies for its highly effective HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programs. The FC Female Condom has been included in Brazil’s programs for the last 6 years.
The American company issued a note saying that it is pleased that "Brazilian women will continue to have access to the FC Female Condom as a part of Brazil’s outstanding and successful HIV/AIDS programming."
The Female Health Company, based in Chicago, owns certain worldwide rights to FC Female Condom including patents which have been issued in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, The People’s Republic of China, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea and Australia.
FC Female Condom, according to its manufacturer, is the only available product controlled by a woman that protects against sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS, and unintended pregnancy.
The Female Health Company – www.femalecondom.org