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Philippine education ministry rejects school condoms

The Philippine education ministry has blocked a plan by the health department to give out contraceptives in schools as part of a strategy to prevent HIV infectionsThe Philippine education ministry has rejected a plan to distribute condoms in schools, authorities said Friday, blocking a move meant to stop one of Asia's fastest growing HIV epidemics. The health department said in December it would give out contraceptives in schools as part of a strategy to prevent HIV infections, prompting criticism from some lawmakers and bishops in the mainly Catholic nation. The Philippines has a rapidly growing HIV epidemic, with rights groups saying the government has failed to promote contraceptives and give sex education to gay or bisexual men.



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Chile issues health alert after faults found in condoms

Chile’s health authorities on Tuesday issued an alert and said they were investigating reported problems with Chinese-made condoms distributed for free in family health centers nationwide. The public health institute ordered that three batches of approximately 1.7 million Kaiju condoms be withheld from distribution while it investigated reports that they broke during use and were too small. “This is a preventative measure to avoid any problem with users of the product and to show vigilance,” said health official Jaime Burrows.
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Free at Rio Olympics: 9 million forest-friendly condoms

2016 Rio Olympics: Forests, faith and Olympic condomsBy Ricardo Moraes XAPURI, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil's government will hand out 9 million condoms for free around Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics in August, a push meant to encourage safe sex and also defend the Amazon rainforest. Rio's local Olympic organizing committee said about 450,000 of the sustainably-produced condoms will be destined for athletes and staff housed in the Olympic Village. The rest will be made widely available to the many visitors who will be arriving in the city in just a few weeks, the Health Ministry said.



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Free at Rio Olympics: 9 million forest-friendly condoms

2016 Rio Olympics: Forests, faith and Olympic condomsBy Ricardo Moraes XAPURI, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil's government will hand out 9 million condoms for free around Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics in August, a push meant to encourage safe sex and also defend the Amazon rainforest. Rio's local Olympic organizing committee said about 450,000 of the sustainably-produced condoms will be destined for athletes and staff housed in the Olympic Village. The rest will be made widely available to the many visitors who will be arriving in the city in just a few weeks, the Health Ministry said.



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Ethiopia rejects 69 mn ‘poor quality’ condoms

Ethiopia needs to toss out 69 mn condoms that were paid for by international donors because of their poor quality, local media reportEthiopia needs to toss out 69 million condoms that were paid for by international donors to fight the spread of AIDS because of their poor quality, local media reported Thursday. The disease-defeating contraceptives were found to be defective by the Pharmaceuticals Fund and Supply Agency (PFSA), a government body, according to a report on local station Radio Fana.



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Russia bans Durex condoms over holes in paperwork

Durex is a leading condom brand on the Russian market and accounts for one quarter of condoms sale in the country, local media has reported. Russia has banned the widely popular Durex condoms over a bureaucratic issue regarding the products' registration, the country's health care watchdog said Thursday. "They (Durex condoms) are not registered in the proper manner," Russian news agencies quoted Mikhail Murashko, the head of Russia's federal health care watchdog, as saying. Murashko said there would be no shortage of condoms in the country because Durex is "only one of the brands" among the more than 60 available in Russia.



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Olympics: Extra-strong condoms for Aussie team

Australian Olympic athletes will have access to free super-strength condoms in Rio.Australia's Olympians will be issued with free super-strength condoms in Rio to minimise any infection from the Zika virus, officials said Monday. Brazil has been the epicentre of the outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease, which is blamed for birth defects in babies born to women infected with the virus. While condoms will be available in dispensing machines in the Olympic village, Australia is taking no chances, providing extra protection by supplying their own extra-strong variety "for peace of mind".



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Australia’s Starpharma, Ansell to supply anti-Zika condoms for Olympics

File photo shows an Aedes aegypti mosquito inside a test tube as part of a research on preventing the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at a control and prevention center in Guadalupe, neighbouring MonterreyAustralian pharmaceutical company Starpharma Holdings Ltd said it is teaming up with world No. 2 condom maker Ansell Ltd to supply Zika virus-proof condoms to the Australian Olympic team ahead of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro games. Starpharma said it is giving the Australian athletes Ansell "Dual Protect" condoms lubricated with Starpharma's VivaGel product, which it recently said showed near-total antiviral protection against Zika and other viruses in laboratory studies. "Given sexual transmission of Zika virus is of increasing importance, the potent activity of Starpharma's VivaGel against Zika could prove very significant," said Starpharma Chief Executive Officer Jackie Fairley in a statement.



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Peru hands out condoms to curb sex-transmitted Zika

A child takes a picture as employees of the Peruvian Health Ministry display information on mosquitos (Aedes aegypti) that transmit Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya virus in Lima on January 27, 2016Visitors arriving in Peru by air on Tuesday from Zika-infected countries were given condoms as part of a government campaign to curb the sexual transmission of the virus. The measure follows Peru's announcement on the weekend of its first case of Zika contracted on its territory. A 32-year-old woman in the capital Lima caught the virus through sex with her partner, who was believed to have been infected on a recent trip to Venezuela.



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Can a Prom Dress Made of Condoms Get Teens to Practice Safe Sex?

Can a Prom Dress Made of Condoms Get Teens to Practice Safe Sex?It’s that time of year when teenagers are scouring the mall for the perfect outfit to wear on prom night. Indeed, the dresses, which are on display at two formal wear stores in Omaha, Nebraska, are made entirely out of a unexpected material: dozens and dozens of colorful condoms. The gowns, which feature price tags that read “Being safe is always in style,” are part of an STD awareness campaign from the Adolescent Health Project in Omaha.



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