Developing Countries: Contraception

International Development written question – answered on 10th March 2010.

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Photo of Chris McCafferty Chris McCafferty Labour, Calder Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's plans are for future funding of programmes for provision of female condoms; and if he will take steps to encourage others to provide funding for such programmes.

Photo of Michael Foster Michael Foster Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for International Development

The Department for International Development's (DFID) is already providing funding for the provision of female condoms. DFID is providing a £100 million grant to the United Nations Population Fund's Global programme for reproductive health commodity security over the period 2007 to 2012. We have also committed £42.5 million to the International Planned Parenthood Federation over the period 2008 to 2015 to help provide sexual and reproductive health information, services and supplies, including female condoms.

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