Rejoice! Indian women can now have greater control over their sex lives. The female condom is here. Manufactured by Chicago-based Female Health Company and marketed by Hindustan Latex Ltd, the female slip-in will be commercially launched nationwide today. It is made of plastic polyurethene and has to be inserted into the vagina before intercourse. Being imported from FHC's London plant, the condom is currently expensive. Hindustan Latex has, however, assured it will be reasonably priced in future.
Satish Nandgaonkar / Mumbai, March 1