04.28.134:45 AM ET

Why Use a Female Condom?

A series of videos explain the global advantages.

PATH, an international global health nonprofit, launched a contest asking filmmakers to create short films promoting the use of female condoms, calling them “one of the most promising health technologies that people don’t know or hear much about.” Asked to use sex-positive messages and the template “Female condoms are…” for a title, 12 finalists now have their films on YouTube. The films range from the serious (a mother explaining to her daughter why the female condom will empower her) to the silly (human sperm rushing down a hallway only to be blocked by plastic wrap). There’s even one called “Female Condoms Wre for Dudes, Too.” A winner will be announced in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today.