Government and UN Population Fund (UNFPA) plan to distribute 100, 000 female condoms to prevent HIV/AIDS infections among women.
Vastha Kibirige, the Condom Unit coordinator at Ministry of Health says the female condoms would help women gain more control over their bodies.
She says the condoms will be distributed through selected reproductive health care providers before being rolled out country wide.
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This is the second time the government and donors are trying to introduce the female condom on the Ugandan market.
In the fist attempt in the late 1990's 1.5 million female condoms imported but many of them expired because of low acceptability among women.
Kibirige says the reintroduction is based on demand by a cross section of women who want the female-controlled method of HIV/AIDS prevention.
She adds that an improved version of the female condom which is user friendly will be distributed.
Kibirige however says the international cost of the female condom could limit its distribution because it more expensive compared to Male condoms.
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She says condoms are part of the efforts to expand the prevention following studies indicating that most of the new infections are occurring among married couples .
Health reports show that STD infections is up by 76 percent with women making up to 60 percent of the new cases.
Moreover, 42% of new infections occur in marital couples.