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condom

(1)
The protective plastic bag that accompanies 3.5-inch microfloppy diskettes. Rarely, also used of (paper) disk envelopes. Unlike the write protect tab, the condom (when left on) not only impedes the practice of SEX but has also been shown to have a high failure rate as drive mechanisms attempt to access the disk - and can even fatally frustrate insertion.

condom

(2)
The protective cladding on a light pipe.

condom

(3)
"keyboard condom": A flexible, transparent plastic cover for a keyboard, designed to provide some protection against dust and programming fluid without impeding typing.

condom

(4)
"elephant condom": the plastic shipping bags used inside cardboard boxes to protect hardware in transit.
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The factors such as growing popularity of female condom, increased effectiveness of family planning mandates and birth control measures, introduction of innovative condom distribution channels to expand reach & comprehensive sex education for teenagers are going to drive the market for next five years.
The company owns certain worldwide rights to the FC2 Female Condom, including patents that have been issued in a number of countries around the world.
It is suggested that this occurs because the female condom is an resource adopted more recently, the handling requires better ability to placement/removal, as well as access and availability thereof are still restricted in health services.
With FC2 now being 100% covered under the Affordable Care Act as a contraceptive method, and with women seeking more choice in their contraceptive management, interest in the FC2 Female Condom is at an all-time high in the United States.
Currently, FC2 is the only female condom approved for sale in the United States, even though there are many more types available elsewhere in the world.
The female condom is a female-initiated barrier method that offers potential for reducing the incidence of HIV, other STIs and unintended pregnancy.
The Female Health Company (NasdaqCM:FHCO) reported on Friday the receipt of a recent tender of up to 11m units FC2(R) Female Condoms.
Eligible papers were required to be, (1) retrievable, either as a full study or as an article in peer reviewed scientific journals; (2) based on empirical studies; (3) have a sound scientific methodology; (4) study female condom acceptability of the condom type with the inner ring; (5) deal with women in sub-Saharan Africa.
Women, however, were primarily focused on design elements in their responses suggesting that the features need to be highlighted in educational messaging about the benefits of the female condom.
This documentary follows two young female condom activists in Mozambique.
Protection and participation: an interactive programme introducing the female condom to migrant sex workers in Cambodia.
So far the female condom has not achieved equivalent status to the male condom but it does expand options for contraception and STI prevention, especially for women.