Population Services International (PSI) Malawi has launched a new female condom called Whisper.
Speaking Thursday in Lilongwe during the launch, PSI Country Representative Sarah Makunganya Gibson said Whisper woman’s condom is a new type of contraceptive which offers non-hormonal protection against unintended pregnancy and STIs.
“It is made from non-latex, transparent film that is softer and thinner than other condoms which allows for increased sensation for both partners. The improved design allows for more secure fit that is confortable to wear and easy to insert and remove,” she said.
Among other features, the condom pouch provides good sensations and is confortable during sex and the outer ring hungs the body to provide a comfortable and flexible cover over the external genitals.
“It has also the insertional capsule made of polyvinyl alcohol that eases your handling and insertion of the condom with ingredients that absorb and leave the woman’s body with her vaginal secretions after use,” said Makunganya Gibson.
With a proven 95 percent effectiveness and won’t break with typical use, she said there are no known health risks with clinical studies showing that it is as safe as other female condom products.
Currently, the condoms are being sold in the country’s three cities and available in selected supermarkets, pharmacies and health clinics.