Ugandan MPs have been inundated with complaints that many condoms on sale are too small, warning the problem is a blow to the fight against AIDS.
KAMPALA - Ugandan MPs have been inundated with complaints that many condoms on sale in the country are too small, warning the problem is a blow to the fight against AIDS.
Insisting that one size doesn't fit all, MP Tom Aza said Uganda's Parliamentary Committee for HIV/AIDS said a recent tour of areas worst hit by the virus 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," he told local media.
"Some youth are complaining that the condoms they are being given, some of them are too short, their organs can't fit in them," MP Merard Bitekyerezo also told the channel.
Another committee member, Sarah Netalisile, said the size issue was "exposing our younger boys and girls, and all those users of condoms, to the acquiring of HIV and AIDS."
An employee fills condoms with water to check for leakages. Some Ugandan youth say the condoms they are being given are too small for them. (AFP)
A clinical officer from Nadunget Health centre, Karamoja sensitises Karimojong on the use of condoms in 2011
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