- Men come in different shapes and sizes and so do condoms.
- Poor use of condoms can have devastating consequences on people's sexual health. Recent figures show the UK has the highest ever number of new cases of chlamydia and continued high rates of unwanted pregnancies.
- Problems such as condoms splitting or coming off are directly related to people choosing the wrong size and shape, or not using them correctly. When this happens, people lose trust and confidence in the method. As a direct consequence, people are then far more likely to use condoms erratically or stop using them altogether.
- Used correctly condoms provide the best protection against sexually transmitted infections.
[Source: BBC News, 6 Aug 2006]
In the Philippines, we have the FPOP or the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines. But I wonder whether they know what their British counterparts are talking about. Family planning here, either through the use of contraceptive pills or condoms, is not really a government priority for a variety of reasons: inaccessibility in reaching far-flung rural areas, natural disasters like typhoons and floods, and of course, intense opposition from the Catholic church, which the government encourages since it does not want to invite the clerics ire and wrath against them. Not too good if you're always running for public office and you want to court votes.
What they promote in these parts is "natural family planning," which we all know is very unreliable. How unreliable? Just look up how our population grows annually.
Condom shapes and sizes? Barmy! In general, no one cares too much about that here. Only a bloke would think too much about it. The more children you spawn, the better! I know it doesn't sound too logical and scientific or even rational, but that's reality for us.