UNFPA technical brief: Safe lubricants for all

The lack of global specifications for safe and non-toxic personal lubricants led UNFPA and partners to develop guidance for professionals who produce, procure and distribute these products for reproductive health programmes.

This publication presents the World Health Organization/United Nations Population Fund specifications for plain lubricants to be used with male and female condoms, and addresses issues raised in the global consultation on personal lubricants convened by UNFPA, as well as key concepts and terminology.