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"Broadly" featured Pace Health Professor Dr. Erica Gollub in "Will Americans Ever Actually Use the Female Condom?"

03/13/2018

"Broadly" featured Pace Health Professor Dr. Erica Gollub in "Will Americans Ever Actually Use the Female Condom?"

...Dr. Erica Gollub, a health professor at Pace University who has researched female condom use for decades and was involved the product’s initial FDA approval hearings, agrees. “The overriding justification for easing regulatory burdens on this very safe device is clear: to provide another choice in protection against STI/HIV and unplanned pregnancy to both the insertive and the receptive partner in vaginal or anal intercourse,” she says.

“When you look at the package of a female condom, it’s all vaginas all the time.”

Advocates hope that the reclassification will have practical benefits, too. The idea is that once the paperwork and conditions become less onerous, more manufacturers will start producing internal condoms—and, hopefully, producing different kinds of internal condoms, such as models that come with tampon-like applicators for the more squeamish. The greater competition might then drive down prices.

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