Other Female Condoms

 

In addition to the WHO/UNFPA prequalified female condoms, there are a range of other female condoms that are at very stages of development and market access. Below FCMi provides an overview of these female condoms (listed in alphabetical order). Please click on the manufacturer to go to the relevant FCMi company profile.

Female Condom

Design & Features

Product Status

Useful Product Links


Female Condom

 

Cupid2®

Cupid Ltd

Cupid2

Design & Features

 

  • Made of natural rubber latex.
  • Has an octagonal outer frame and is inserted using a medical-grade sponge which also holds the condom in place during use.
  • Pre-lubricated with silicone oil.
  • Has a shorter pouch and thinner sponge (as compared to Cupid1®).

Product Status

 

  • Functionality study finished. Results submitted to UNFPA.

 

 

Cupid’s R&D is developing new varieties of Female Condoms, see end of this page.

 



Female Condom

Air Female Condom

Innova Quality S.A.S.

Design & Features

  • Female Condom made of synthetic resin
  • Air bubble as internal retention mechanism
  • Loop in the base as an external retention mechanism and extra protection for skin contact.
  • Very comfortable to insert

Product Status

  • Holds CE marking and is approved by the Columbian National Institute of Food and Drug Monitoring (INVIMA).
  • Distribuited in Germany, Chile and Colombia

More product  information availble in innova Quality S.A.S

 


Design & Features

  • Made of polyurethane.
  • The body is dumbbell-shaped, with a flexible circular inner and outer ring.
  • Marketed with an insertion stick which attaches to the inner ring for optional use during insertion into the vagina.
  • Pre-lubricated with a silicone lubricant.

Product Status

  • CE marking
  • Distributed to: Brazil, Mexico, Kenya, South Africa, Eritrea, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea (see website)

 

More information on the Phoenurse condom on the Tianjin website


Female Condom

VA w.o.w.®

HLL Lifecare Ltd

VA w.o.w.

Design & Features

  • Made of natural rubber latex.
  • Has a rounded triangular frame for outer retention and a polyurethane sponge to secure it inside the vagina.
  • Pre-lubricated with a silicone lubricant

Product Status

HLL acquired the technology and marketing rights for production and marketing of VA w.o.w® brand of female condoms in 2013. Product dossier has been submitted to WHO/UNFPA for prequalification.

Distributed in Argentina, Brazil, Germany, India, Indonesia, Portugal, South Africa, Swaziland and the UK.  

Useful Links

HLL Lifecare Limited presentation on the HLL Female Condom and the VA w.o.w.® female condom given at the International Platform for Female Condoms Strategic Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 2013.



In addition to the above products, for which we have received substantial product information by the producers themselves, FCMi has been made aware several additional female condoms currently being developed. They include the FC3® from The Female Health Company, . Additionally, the Gates Foundation is providing support to several innovators to develop the Next Generation of female condoms. For information on these products, FCMi is in discussion with the relevant companies to provide full product profiles in the future.


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