In a major blow to the fight against AIDS, leaders in Uganda said they have been flooded with complaints that condoms on sale in the country are too small.
The Parliamentary Committee for HIV/AIDS in the East African nation said a recent tour of areas most hit by AIDS revealed that some men “have bigger sexual organs and therefore should be considered for bigger condoms.”
“When it comes to action, when they’re having sexual activity, of course with the pressure, it bursts,” a leader is quoted as saying to NTV Uganda.
Another panel member said the size issue was “exposing younger boys and girls to the acquiring of HIV and AIDS.” The report said the Ugandan leaders will push for better condom supplies and bigger sizes.
It is not the first time the penis size issue has been raised to condom manufacturers.
In 2006, the Indian Council of Medical Research found that over 60 per cent of the men in Mumbai had penises at least 2.4 centimeters shorter than international condom sizes, and that for 30 per cent of men, the size deficit was five centimeters.
AIDS has resurfaced in Uganda after years of decline, with about 80,000 people dying of the virus every year.
Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/condoms-too-small-for-uganda-men-find-out-where-india-stands/1/383890.html