These C0nd0ms are too small for us Zim men. According to New Zimbabwe.com, men from Mpandawana Growth Point said that they were at risk of contracting s.e.xually transmitted diseases, as some of the c0nd0ms often burst during s.e.x.
Men from a small Zimbabwean town have reportedly pleaded with c0nd0m manufacturers to supply them with larger c0nd0ms, saying those available in local shops were “too small for them”.
The country’s National Aids Council (NAC) reportedly identified Mpandawana, the largest service centre in Gutu, as a “hot spot” for new s.e.xually transmitted diseases in Masvingo province.
In February, former health minister David Parirenyatwa challenged local manufacturers to produce c0nd0ms so as “to address concerns over the size of c0nd0ms imported from China”.
Parirenyatwa urged manufacturers to produce c0nd0ms that were suitable for Zimbabwean men. According to NewsDay, Parirenyatwa said at the time that the move would also save on foreign currency.
He said that young people in the southern African country complained about the size of the imported condoms, saying they were “too small”.
At least 109.4 million c0nd0ms were distributed across Zimbabwe in 2016 which amounted to about 33 c0nd0ms per individual for the year, a New Zimbabwe.com report said.
This made Zimbabwe one of the five countries that exceeded the United Nations Population Fund’s regional mark of 30 male c0nd0ms per man per year, the report said.
C0nd0ms were one of the key measures that government and development partners were using to fight the HIV and Aids prevalence.
Source: Daily Sun