Safer is Sexy: The (Fe)Male Condom - #cconfemalecondom

CatalystCon Alma de Anda, MS, Cert FPHW, Mayra Lizzette Yñiguez, MPH, Cert FPHW, CPT1 Saturday, September 15, 2012 12:00pm-1:10pm


  1. Safer is Sexy is an education workshop aimed at empowering all people and their partners to take charge of their sexual health by understanding and properly using the FC2 condom. The FC2 is the sexy alternative to male‐worn condoms. It is the only female‐worn condom that is approved by the FDA. The FC2 is as safe and effective as male condoms at limiting unintended pregnancy and reducing the risk of sexually transmitted infections like HIV. The FC2 is a sexually liberating tool for a diverse set of men and women. It is an exciting and satisfying alternative for couples in which any partner can initiate its use. It is non‐allergenic and safe to use for individuals with latex sensitivities. The structure of the FC2 can provide additional stimulation to sensitive areas that are not traditionally observed with the male condom.
  2. Alma de Anda, MS, Cert FPHW was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Alma attended Cal Poly Pomona and received her B.S. in Zoology. She then attended the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities where she received her M.S. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. Alma began volunteering for Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota in 2009. When she moved back to California she became a Health Educator for Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley. Additionally, she teaches Biology at a local community college. Alma enjoys interacting with and learning from people as a Health Educator for Planned Parenthood Pasadena and Sa Gabriel Valley.

    Mayra Lizzette Yñiguez, MPH, Cert FPHW, CPT1 was born in Guanajuato Mexico. She immigrated into the United States as a child, settling in the San Gabriel Valley. She graduated from UCLA with bachelors in Psychobiology and minors in Chicana/o Studies and Public Health. Her interest in medicine, health disparities, policy and education lead her to receive her Master’s in Public Health from UCLA. Her life’s mission is to improve the access to and quality of care for the disenfranchised and help diminish social and health inequalities through her public health and medical training. She currently works as a Health Educator with the Health Education Department at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley.