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Project Saksham Sakhi

 

Overall Goal

A U-Respect Foundation - Cupid Limited operations research to promote the use of female condoms.

Program Objectives:                           

        • to position the female condom as a women’s empowerment tool among identified women beneficiaries (18-35 age group)
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        • to seek a one week follow-up feedback from women who have used the female condom and record the same in a structured questionnaire
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        • to get feedback from a sample of male partners of women who have used the female condoms on their perceptions of the female condom
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        • to assess the market acceptance of the female condom through discussions with medical stores
        condoms on their perceptions of the Cupid female condom
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      • To assess the market acceptance of the Cupid female condom through discussions with medical stores

Profile of Participants: 

 

Women working in bars, housewives, women working as domestic help, working in factories doing skilled work, running crèche facilities

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes at the end of the three-month period:

    • Half of them found use of female condoms easy
    • Almost all women reported their partners being supportive of their condom use
      • About 90% found disposing female condoms easy
        • Three in five women reported intent to future use of female condoms