Home > Lifestyle > Contraception > News Updated 16 September 2014 'Dance4Demand' on Global Female Condom Day Today is Global Female Condom Day, and Wits University along with health and rights advocates worldwide are doing the 'Dance4Demand'. 0 Female condom from Shutterstock ~ Talk Divorce support » Ask Addiction Expert » Quiz Are you depressed? » Like Health24 on Facebook » Strange sex Get the perfect shave Today is Global Female Condom Day and Wits University is joining sexual and reproductive health and rights advocates around the world on this day to Dance4Demand and call for increased global investment in female condoms based on widespread demand.Woman-initiatedThe female condom is the only HIV, sexually transmitted infection (STI) and pregnancy-prevention option that is woman-initiated and currently available. Though classified as a "female" condom, it offers people of any gender who engage in receptive sex a way to take greater control of their health. Read: Video: The female condomDespite the effectiveness of female condoms and the public health need, many people cannot access them in their communities.Wits University, in partnership with PATH, a leader in global health innovation; and the Higher Education and Training HIV/Aids programme, supports the Dance4Demand to show visible energy, excitement and demand for greater access to female condoms.Wits' Dance4Demand programme is sub-themed: Femidom – The Rise Jive and takes place today, 16 September 2014 from 13:15 to 14:15 at the Library Lawns, Braamfontein Campus East, Wits University.Read: How to use a female condom"Apart from adding our voices to the global campaign, through this initiative, Wits aims to engage the South African community to broadly promote student health with a specific focus on female students," says Vinoba Krishna, HIV Programme Co-ordinator at the Wits Counselling and Careers Development Unit.Sister Yvonne Matimba from the Wits Campus Health and Wellness Centre says the global event is an opportunity to reinforce positive messages and empower students with strategies to negotiate safer sex with their partners.Many benefits"Female condoms have many benefits and help to put power in the hands of women to exercise much more control over their own bodies," she says.Read More:Condom lubricant an acne cureFemale condoms as goodSouth Africans not faithful and not using condoms Image: Female Condom from Shutterstock.See breaking news and the hottest health tips before anybody else by joining South Africa’s biggest and best health community, like health24 on Facebook now! Vivienne Rowland -Wits Communications More in Lifestyle South Africans not faithful and not using condoms More: ContraceptionNews advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Parenting Rise in teen suicide attempts in Canada not copycat behaviour News No queues, no fuss, bringing healthcare to your door Medical SEE: 12 Things you didn't know about the brain Medical Healthy living reduces everyone's risk of colon cancer Medical Why type 2 diabetics should take a walk after dinner Lifestyle 5 summer essentials to add to your child’s school bag From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.