It’s the size that counts, at least when it comes to condoms in Uganda.
Men there have complained to their government that the prophylactics are too small and have called on the state to provide bigger sizes.
They say the condoms are so tiny that they can rip during sex.
“Some youth are complaining that the condoms they are being given, some of them are too short, their organs can’t fit in them,” politician Merard Bitekyerezo told NTV Uganda News.
Another lawmaker, Tom Aza, told the station: “When it comes to action, when they’re having sexual activity, of course with the pressure, it bursts.”
He added that some men “have bigger sexual organs and therefore should be considered for bigger condoms.”
Uganda has been impacted greatly by HIV, which has made the push especially dire.
Around 7 percent of the population — 1.4 million people — have HIV. Nearly 200,000 of these are children. More than 60,000 Ugandans die each year from AIDs.
Condoms internationally can range between seven inches to eight-and-a-half inches long, though some are manufactured larger than that.
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