Interesting how this came about.
Then one day in 1995, Leeper received a telephone call from a woman called Daisy, responsible for Zimbabwe’s HIV and Aids programme.
“She said, ‘I have a petition here on my desk signed by 30,000 women demanding that we bring in the female condom.’”
There’s always humour outside of sex,
In the early years, Chartex’s successor, the Female Health Company, considered folding, but instead it set about developing an education programme.
To be fair, the FC1 had something of a design flaw. Made of polyurethane, it was a bit noisy during sex, and it was inevitable that comic stories of rustling under the bedclothes would be told and re-told.