This issue of Quality/Calidad/Qualité describes the vital role played by the Ghana branch of the Society for Women and AIDS in Africa (SWAA) in introducing the female condom, the only female-controlled method for protection from HIV. By addressing issues of gender inequity and communication within relationships, SWAA used the female condom to empower women to regain control of their bodies. Also in this issue are profiles of three other approaches to programming for the female condom from Brazil, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
Cravero, Kathleen, Michelle Skaer, Victoria Ebin, and Martha Brady. 2006. "In our own hands: SWAA-Ghana champions the female condom," Quality/Calidad/Qualité no. 17. New York: Population Council.
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