What We Do
The mission of the Chicago Female Condom Campaign is to increase awareness, access, and use of female condoms through a combined strategy of advocacy, provider training, and individual education. We launched in 2010 and now count more than 35 partners throughout Illinois.
We provide comprehensive training to equip service providers and health educators with the resources and skills necessary to effectively promote FCs. The hands-on interactive training includes the latest information on the FC product field, best practices to for educating users, role plays, and teach-backs. Individuals and organizations committed to their community’s health and interested in learning more about this effective safer sex tool are encouraged to participate in female condom trainings. Email Sara Semelka to learn more.
We also provide numerous resources, both for service providers and individuals interested in learning more about female condoms. Our website, Ring On It, contains resources including videos, intensive training for health educators and service providers, education tips for providers, scripted slide deck to facilitate community education, brochures and palm cards, and tips for use.
Where to Get Female Condoms in Chicago
Individuals can access female condoms at a number of community-based agencies and businesses. Take advantage of the Female Health Company’s FC2 Finder. Text “findFC2” to 877877 to find FC2s near you! You can also view a list of Chicago venues where female condoms are available. A number of Walgreens stores also stock female condoms.
Chicago agencies and businesses receive female and male condoms for FREE through the Chicago Department of Public Health’s Community Condom Project. Email email@example.com or call (312) 413-3961 to learn how you can become a partner.
There are many ways to get involved in the Chicago Female Condom Campaign. Here are just a few:
- Participate in a skills-building training on effective female condom promotion. Email Sara Semelka for upcoming training opportunities or to host one for your organization or community.
- Attend a campaign meeting. We meet the fourth Friday of every month at 9:30am. Email Sara Semelka for more information.
- Become a Community Condom Project partner. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can make male and female condoms available at neighborhood businesses and organizations.