Uganda Female Condom-Distribution Program Halted Over Complaints That Condoms Were Not User Friendly, Official Says
June 5, 2007
A Ugandan program that distributes female condoms has been halted until further research is conducted because many women complained about the condoms, James Kigozi, spokesperson for the Uganda AIDS Commission, said on Thursday, Uganda's Monitor reports.
The condoms were being distributed to prevent transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, as well as to prevent unintended pregnancies, the Monitor reports. The commission has asked condom manufacturers to ensure that newer versions of the condom are easy to use before introducing them in Uganda, Kigozi said (Nafula, Monitor, 6/2).
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