Defensor De la Mujer


This Defensor De la Mujer Packet was distributed by the American Red Cross around 1990-1994. The red plastic envelope opens up to reveal a clear plastic pouch at the top that contains a business card and two paper inserts. The bottom of the envelope has a clear plastic pouch containing two clear condoms.

In the wake of the HIV-AIDS crisis of the 1980s, health organizations routinely distributed condoms. Although condom distribution often targeted men, condom advertising and packaging also targeted women. By the 1990s, almost half of all condoms sold—40%---were sold to women. For women, condoms not only offered protection against s HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, they also provided a form of contraception.

The package includes two paper inserts: “Como Hablarle A Su Pareja Sobre Condones (How to Talk to Your Partner About Condoms) and “Como Utilizar un Condón (de hule)” (How to Use a Condom). Both inserts emphasized condom use as an essential part of a partnership, with women being encouraged to assist their male partners to put on a condom properly.

Date Made: ca 1990-1994

Maker: American Red Cross

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Birth Control/ContraceptionWomen's HealthSexually Transmitted DiseasesSexLatino


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2005.0100.105Catalog Number: 2005.0100.105Accession Number: 2005.0100

Object Name: Condom Kitcondom kitcontraceptive, condom

Measurements: overall: 4 in x 5 3/8 in x 3/4 in; 10.16 cm x 13.6525 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_1292655

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