Zambia is making headways to launch phase two of the female condom in 2015.
Minister of Health Joseph Kasonde said technocrats from his ministry were working with cooperating partners on the second phase of the female condom.
The first female condom was received with mixed feelings especially amongst the women themselves.
Dr. Kasonde said Zambia needed to have an improved and qualitative female condom that will encourage women to play a part in protecting themselves from sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned for pregnancies.
He further said the first female condom had efficacy problems in that it was a barrier to semen during sex.
Dr. Kasonde however urged women to play it safe and help government reduce unplanned pregnancies, HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STIs).
He also urged the male folk to practice abstinence, to be faithful to their partners and to consistently use condoms.