The Female Health Company Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent for its FC2 Female Condom

Jun 07, 2010, 08:30 ET from The Female Health Company

CHICAGO, June 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Female Health Company (Nasdaq: FHCO) today announced that on June 1, 2010, the U.S. Patent office issued patent number U.S. 7,726,316 B1 for its second generation product, the FC2 Female Condom.  In addition to the newly issued U.S. patent, Spain, Greece and Turkey recently issued patents on the FC2 Female Condom.

In addition to the patents listed above, the Company also holds FC2 patents for Europe, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Japan.  Patents are pending in various other countries.

About The Female Health Company

The Female Health Company, based in Chicago, Illinois, manufactures and markets the FC2 Female Condom® (FC2), which is available in about 100 countries around the world.  The Company owns certain worldwide rights to the FC2 Female Condom®, including patents that have been issued in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Japan, Spain, Greece and Turkey and pending in various countries.  The FC2 Female Condom® is the only available FDA-approved product controlled by a woman that offers dual protection against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, and unintended pregnancy.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has cleared FC2 for purchase by U.N. agencies.

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