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  Female Reproductive System
The female needs a male to fertilize her egg, even though it is she who carries offspring through pregnancy and childbirth.
A female's internal reproductive organs are the vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.
The female gonads produce female gametes (eggs); the male gonads produce male gametes (sperm).
www.kidshealth.org /teen/sexual_health/girls/female_repro.html   (2683 words)

  Gendercide Watch: Female Infanticide
In all cases, specifically female infanticide reflects the low status accorded to women in most parts of the world; it is arguably the most brutal and destructive manifestation of the anti-female bias that pervades "patriarchal" societies.
Female neighbors buried her in a small hole near Lakshmi's square thatched hut of sunbaked mud.
The bias against females in India is related to the fact that "Sons are called upon to provide the income; they are the ones who do most of the work in the fields.
www.gendercide.org /case_infanticide.html   (3217 words)

 The Female Health Company -- Fc & FC2 Female Condom
The Female Health Company ("FHC" or the "Company"), based in Chicago, IL, manufactures, markets and sells the female condom (FC), the only product approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under a woman's control which provides dual protection against unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases ("STDs"), including HIV/AIDS.
The Female Health Company is publically traded on AMEX under FHC.
FC Female Condom® is the first and only female-initiated barrier method that is safe and effective if used correctly and consistently, has high acceptablility among both men and women in many countries, and provides dual protection against the transmission of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS, and unintended pregnancy.
www.femalehealth.com   (314 words)

 Female Condom at www.Birth-Control-Comparison.info from Cedar River Clinics
Female condoms can be inserted up to 8 hours before intercourse and are only effective when placed prior to intercourse.
A female condom and a male condom should not be used at the same time.
Female condoms can be used as dental dams to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections during oral sex.
www.fwhc.org /birth-control/femalecondom.htm   (881 words)

 Female Condoms
The female condom, because it can be female-initiated, provides an additional HIV prevention option alongside male condoms and can offer women empowerment and greater control over their reproductive health.
As the female condom is a somewhat complex product, it is important to ensure an environment conducive for product promotion, requiring on-going support to women to address major barriers to use, including correct usage information and negotiation with sexual partners.
The female condom has proven to be an effective prevention option for both groups, and has been effectively distributed by peer educators in both communities.
www.psi.org /our_programs/products/female_condom.html   (590 words)

 Adult Health Advisor 2005.4: Female Condom
The female condom is a 7-inch polyurethane pouch that is inserted into the vagina.
However, if the condom seems to be sticking to and moving with the penis rather than resting in the vagina, stop and add more lubricant to the inside of the condom (near the outer ring) or to the penis.
The female condom provides an opportunity for women to share responsibility for the use of condoms with their partners.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/aha/aha_condomfe_crs.htm   (632 words)

 Planned Parenthood - Female Condom
The female condom is a reversible barrier method of birth control.
Female condoms can be used by just about any woman who can use a tampon.
The female condom is available at family planning centers, drugstores, and in some supermarkets.
www.plannedparenthood.org /birth-control-pregnancy/birth-control/female-condom.htm   (516 words)

 Female Condoms: Questions & Answers
A female condom is a thin, loose-fitting covering made of polyurethane plastic that forms a pouch lining the vagina.
The female condom is coated on the inside with a lubricant; additional lubricant for the outside is provided in a small tube.
Female condoms prevent pregnancy by blocking the passage of sperm to the egg.
www.engenderhealth.org /wh/fp/cfcon2.html   (670 words)

 Female condoms
A female condom is a thin polyurethane pouch that's inserted into the vagina before sex to prevent conception.
A female condom may fail when it's inserted incorrectly and slides out during sex, if it tears before or during sex, or if the penis misses the opening of the condom and is inserted between the vaginal wall and the outside of the condom.
If you're relying on the female condom as your primary method of birth control, it's a good idea to ask your healthcare provider to give you a prescription for emergency contraception (sold under the brand name "Plan B").
www.babycenter.com /refcap/baby/postpartumsex/1282152.html   (1948 words)

 The Female Condom
The female condom should not be used at the same time as a latex male condom because the friction between the two condoms may cause the condoms to break.
WHO and UNAIDS are encouraging the introduction of the female condom as a new method of preventing both pregnancy and infection and as an additional tool in efforts to respond to the needs of women and men in sexual and reproductive health.
The female condom is widely used in countries that actively promote its use, such as South Africa, Ghana and Zimbabwe.
www.avert.org /femcond.htm   (1074 words)

 Urban Dictionary: female
The condition "female" is an unfortinate childhood disease, which can be contracted during the time of conception.
A person containing the XX pair of chromosomes, and as a result tends to be gendered into a motherly, ornament-like identity, with masochistic tendencies as she is encouraged to disfigure/mutulate her body.
A female is the male counterpart of ANY species, not just humans.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=female   (820 words)

 WHO | Female genital mutilation
Female genital mutilation (FGM), often referred to as 'female circumcision', comprises all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs whether for cultural, religious or other non-therapeutic reasons.
The most common type of female genital mutilation is excision of the clitoris and the labia minora, accounting for up to 80% of all cases; the most extreme form is infibulation, which constitutes about 15% of all procedures.
In cultures where it is an accepted norm, female genital mutilation is practiced by followers of all religious beliefs as well as animists and non believers.
www.who.int /mediacentre/factsheets/fs241/en   (892 words)

 FHI - Female Condoms
The acceptability of the female condom can also be assessed by examining the advantages and disadvantages cited by FHI study participants.
While condoms are becoming increasingly important as a method to slow sexually transmitted infection, acceptance of the female condom is limited because of real and perceived drawbacks inherent in the method.
The concept, appearance and use of the female condom is still unfamiliar to most couples worldwide, and perceptions are apt to change significantly as the female condom is more widely used.
www.fhi.org /en/RH/FAQs/female_condom_faq.htm   (668 words)

 female - Definitions from Dictionary.com
Female, feminine, effeminate are adjectives that describe women and girls or attributes and conduct culturally ascribed to them.
Female, which is applied to plants and animals as well as to human beings, is a biological or physiological descriptor, classifying individuals on the basis of their potential or actual ability to produce offspring in bisexual reproduction.
Female categorizes any living thing by gender or sex: the female population; a female kitten; a female plant.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/female   (851 words)

 Female Genital Mutilation
Lightfoot-Klein, H. The sexual adjustment of genitally circumcised and infibulated females in the Sudan.
Brady M. Female genital mutilation: complications and risk of HIV transmission.
Female Genital Mutilation: A Report to the Attorney-General, prepared by the Family Law Council June 1994 (Australia).
www.cirp.org /pages/female   (499 words)

 Female Forum: For Fabulous Females
We have many faces, but we are all FEMALE and we rock!
No part of this web site may be reproduced in any form without the written consent of the publisher.
Female Forum shall not be liable for any errors in content of this site, see disclaimer.
www.coolnurse.com /female_forum.htm   (270 words)

 Female Reproductive System
These genes come from the male's sperm and the female's egg, which are produced by the male and female reproductive systems.
If a female has this condition, she can develop severe abdominal pain and should see a doctor because surgery may be necessary.
If you think your child may have symptoms of a problem with her reproductive system or if you have questions about her growth and development, talk to your child's doctor - many problems with the female reproductive system can be treated.
kidshealth.org /parent/medical/body_basics/female_reproductive_system.html   (2726 words)

 Sexual Health: Your Guide to the Female Reproductive System
The female reproductive system is designed to carry out several functions.
The function of the external female reproductive structures (the genitals) is twofold: To enable sperm to enter the body and to protect the internal genital organs from infectious organisms.
Females of reproductive age experience cycles of hormonal activity that repeat at about one-month intervals.(Menstru means "monthly"; hence the term menstrual cycle.) With every cycle, a woman's body prepares for a potential pregnancy, whether or not that is the woman's intention.
www.webmd.com /sex-relationships/guide/your-guide-female-reproductive-system   (714 words)

 ABC News: Excerpt: 'The Female Brain'
In her book, "The Female Brain," Dr. Louann Brizendine explains how the female brain works, what women are thinking, and the difference in the way they process thoughts compared with the way men do.
When I was in medical school in the 1970s and '80s, it had already been discovered that male and female animal brains started developing differently in utero, suggesting that impulses such as mating and bearing and rearing young are hardwired into the animal brain.
If you were to watch a female and a male brain developing via time-lapse photography, you would see their circuit diagrams being laid down according to the blueprint drafted by both genes and sex hormones.
abcnews.go.com /GMA/Books/story?id=2274147&page=1   (1890 words)

FC female condoms are strong, soft, transparent sheaths that are 17 centimetres
A female condom and a male condom should not be used together as friction between the two can result in either product failing.
FC female condoms may take some practice to get used to, but they are not difficult to use and have some advantages over a male condom.
www.femalehealth.com /theproduct.html   (925 words)

 Female definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Female: The traditional definition of female was "an individual of the sex that bears young" or "that produces ova or eggs".
Female can be defined by physical appearance, by chromosome constitution (see Female chromosome complement), or by gender identification.
Female chromosome complement: The large majority of females have a 46, XX chromosome complement (46 chromosomes including two X chromosomes).
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3408   (191 words)

 Buy F.C. Female Condom Female Condom Online at drugstore.com
FC Female Condom™ is intended to be worn by women during sex.
FC Female Condom™ is a soft, loose-fitting plastic pouch that lines the vagina.
If you do not use FC Female Condom™ correctly every time you have sex, your risk may be higher.
www.drugstore.com /qxp71319_332828_sespider/f_c__female_condom/female_condom.htm   (774 words)

 USAID Health: Family Planning, Technical Areas, Female Genital Cutting
Female genital cutting (FGC), also called female circumcision or female genital mutilation, is a traditional cultural practice that can range from cutting to total removal of the external female genitalia.
This publication analyzes available statistics on female genital mutilation/cutting, with the aim of improving understanding of related issues in the wider context of gender equality and social change.
Community-wide stands against the dangerous practice of female genital mutilation are growing across much of Africa, thanks to the innovative efforts of an NGO in Senegal.
www.usaid.gov /our_work/global_health/pop/techareas/fgc   (928 words)

Much like his cohorts Regis and Surgeon, Female has continued to pursue an uncompromising path through the most disturbed and outrageously tight Techno variants you’ll ever have the pleasure of hearing.
Female has arrived back on the techno scene in a big way recently, after the mindblowing 'advanced bossa rmxs' 12" a few weeks back I thought it couldn't get much better, but serverlan is the proof.
Female rewires 'cally' from the serverlan 12" into a slick piece of techno craftsmanship.
www.boomkat.com /artist.cfm?a=10083   (360 words)

 Female Movies
A female orangutan VS a 360lb Japanese Sumo wrestler in tug-of-war.
A six foot female crocodile in Australia protecting her eggs at all costs, even at the cost of someone else's life and safety.
The male cops ran away, but the female cop not only stayed but she got out of the car and pursued the criminal, even shooting him later on....
www.metacafe.com /tags/female   (286 words)

 J. Moyr Smith's Ancient Greek Female Costume
Female with chiton arranged with long sides, upper part folded over in front.
Female dancer with himation only, called, when thus worn, achiton, i.
Female dress of the time of Phidias, from the Panathenaean procession on the frieze of the Parthenon.
www.uky.edu /ArtsSciences/Classics/agfc-moyrsmith.html   (1032 words)

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