Female Condoms: Demand and Distribution (Video)

Here in the United States, female condoms have kind of gotten a bad rap: They are not readily available in many places. They cost up to $4 each. They squeak. They look like plastic bags. They are made of an unfamiliar material (polyurethane). The FDA just announced its approval of the new and improved…

Circumspect Thoughts About Adult Circumcision

About a year ago, my colleague was in Swaziland and drove by this billboard promoting adult circumcision. Driving too quickly to do a double-take, she…

Reproductive anatomy diagrams in Cameroun and Brazil

Teaching anatomy is one of the most fundamental pieces of comprehensive sexuality education. The naming of the parts begins pretty much as soon as a child starts to be aware of his or her body and wants to know “what’s this?” as she points to different body parts. This of course isn’t necessarily about genitals…

A Step Forward for Cameroon, A Step Forward for All

  • April 26, 2007

Statement by Adrienne Germain, President, International Women’s Health Coalition, at FESADE’s Comprehensive Sexuality Education Curriculum launch,¬†Yaound√©, Cameroun, April 26, 2007 (2 pages). *** I am thrilled and honored to join all of you here today. It is a privilege to share this landmark occasion with FESADE students and parents, alumni and staff, and honored…

Taking Steps of Courage: Teaching Adolescents about Sexuality and Gender in Nigeria and Cameroun

  • August 27, 2000

This report describes gender-sensitive approaches to sexuality education and provides program examples based on the work of IWHC's partners in Nigeria and Cameroon.