Female condoms: What have men got to do with it?

September 16 is Global Female Condom Day. All across the world, activists, policy-makers and those working at the frontlines of HIV prevention will be celebrating the invention of this woman-centred safer sex tool.

This day gives us an opportunity to reflect on what role men can play in ensuring that access to female condoms is realised in the country.

In the struggle to combat HIV, it is worrying that we have reached a moment in our history where some are comfortable to talk about “the end of Aids”.

In much of Africa, and in South Africa in particular – despite the statistics indicating that overall, infection rates are down – we still have the highest number of people living with HIV and our youth are still the most vulnerable to infection in the prime of their lives.

Read it at the M&G.

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