Cape Town – South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced that the government will be distributing multi-flavoured condoms in a bid to increase condom usage among the youth.
They will be available in strawberry, banana and grape and it will also be brightly coloured.
“I hope that you find this condom more appealing and will use them – they will be free,” said Motsoaledi in a prepared speech at the opening the First things First campaign in Soweto on Thursday.
“Condoms are a cornerstone for prevention of HIV, prevention of other STIs as well as unplanned pregnancies. We know that consistent use of condoms prevents the transmission of HIV. It is also important that we ensure that condoms are used with another contraceptive method – therefore our emphasis on dual protection,” Motsoaledi said.
Society for Family Health is PSI’s network member in Nigeria.