What Do You Know About Female Condoms? (FC2)

23 Sep

The Women’s awareness event took place September 19, 2013 at The Little Black Pearl in Hyde Park Chicago to bring awareness to the female condom. Also known as FC2. Global Female Condom   day was September 16th this year.

The FC2 is designed to fit, protect & provide women who are sexually active assurance in knowing that she has control in protecting her body.

The panel took questions from the women in the audience. There were videos shown to reach each woman in the way that she was comfortable learning or knowing more about female condoms.

As the presentation ended, comments and questions came easily, and there were many women who were learning about the product for the very first time.

 

Facts About The FC2:

> Female condoms warm up with a woman’s body, they are painless & don’t add any discomfort.

> Male condoms have been available since 1918. While female condoms are relatively new.

> For use: Female condoms can be inserted up to 8 hours before use.

> The FC2 is used for protection against pregnancy, HIV & other STI’s.

> Condoms for men and the FC2 cannot be used together at the same time. It may cause one or both of the condoms to break.

For more information visit some of the links mentioned on this post or Google.

Text: FC2 to 877877 to locate female condoms near you. Free, in centers or in drugstores.

 

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In this picture: Host Loni Swain of WGCI & a panel of women in different age groups including a high school senior available to inform and address questions from women of all age groups

 

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The panel showing how to use the FC2

 

 

 

 

Women's Awareness Event 9 19 13 2 004The website to vote for the videos that were shown at the event. The videos may be available for viewing as well.

 

 

 

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There are many centers that offer Free HIV testing and there may be one near you. Get tested! It’s always better to be completely sure.

 

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Steps to using the FC2

 

 

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changemystory.org

 

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ringonit.org (Things to Know about the Female Condom)

 

 

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Gift bags provided for the attendees of the event included several FC2’s, male condoms, Mac make-up bag with Mac lip conditioner, lipstick & mirror. Cute! Plus more information on the condoms.

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Female Condom (FC2)

 

 

(Me and a Mac member, Marlanie (Hope I spelled it right) she did my whole face. Great Job! This is a good look for me.

 

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Wherever there is women, make-up, food and talking, we have a good time. Mac was so nice to do the make-up and make the ladies feel pretty!

 

 

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Loni taking questions from the crowd

 

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Guests & Panel

 

 

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Me and my friend, DJ Phantom from radio stations WGCI & V103, on the 1’s & 2’s.  He always plays good music!

Me & my girl Loni Swain

 

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Ryan Singleton a writer with The Chicago Aids Foundation recording women’s voices saying different things about female condoms.

 

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HIV testing took 20 minutes. The cotton swab procedure that takes place at most free HIV testing centers.

 

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Loni Swain talking to a guest & a videographer

 

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In the testing room with Cynthia Tucker from the Aids Foundation of Chicago

 

 

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There’s always time for a picture of myself in the mirror

And it’s time to Go!

 

Good event, good information, met some good people + had a great time!

It’s always great to be in an environment where you can learn information about health and being healthy without judgment. Where the atmosphere is fun and comfortable for learning.

It was agreed at this event that women have to do better with educating each other without the pressures of negativity. Mothers, daughters, friends  or any two or more women that can educate each other on sexual health. Make the smarter choices, if you know you are sexually active. For the things you don’t know, find out. You never get too old to learn something new!

Education is empowering. Get empowered!

 

Veronica M. Benson

vemichellewritingcommunications@outlook.com

© 2013

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