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 NEXT ON HEALTH24X Need motivation? Joel Stransky stood on the podium at the Cape Epic, a year after being in ICU 2018-04-12 10:30 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 News ‘I feel so honoured I was able to help save his life’: Daughter donates kidney to dying father News Mysterious illness turns energetic pole dancer into a fatigued ‘gran’ News Meet the dog that’s allergic to humans Diet and nutrition Here’s exactly how to make your fast food choices healthier News KZN Health Department breaks world record for Pap smears Parenting This is why your kids are sleeping less these days From our sponsors WIN a R2 000 beauty voucher! Understanding diabetes self-management Fed up with the Phlemings? Let’s chat diabetes and erectile dysfunction Live healthier FYI » When the flu turns deadly Why the flu makes you feel so miserable Could a deadly flu strain hit SA this winter? Following an intense flu season in the US and UK, should we be worried about our own upcoming flu season? Alcohol and acne » Dagga vs alcohol: Which is worse? SEE: Why you are drinking more alcohol than you realise Does alcohol cause acne? Some foods can be a trigger for acne, but what about alcohol? Dermatologist Dr Nerissa Moodley weighs in.