timeline2014 – Approved for sale in NZ

On the eve of International Women’s Day, March 7th 2014 we presented hundreds of paper dolls with their messages of support and a petition from the NZ public to Labour MP Carol Beaumont, Spokesperson for Women’s Affairs with the hope that this would lend support to the Ministry of Health approving the sale of female condoms in New Zealand.

Exactly one month later we got the great news that Tony Ryall, Minister of Health had approved an amendment to the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act 1977 to allow for the sale of female condoms within New Zealand.


2015 – PHARMAC Funding Application

FC2 NZ and GLYDE Healthcare NZ pursues application for funding from PHARMAC NZ (who is directly responsible for subsidising medical devices and medicines) requesting the cost of female condoms to be subsidised at the same level as male condoms. We are waiting for a response to this application. Supporters of the FC2 Female Condom Positive Women Inc, Body Positive along with other health professionals have sent a letters to PHARMAC in support of our funding application.