South African Department of Health have been inundated with complaints that many condoms on sale in South Africa are too small, and warn that the problem is affecting the fight against Aids for Venda man because Majority of them are too big for condoms sold.
“Thabelo Mulaudzi from Khubvi said “When it comes to action, when they’re having sexual activity, of course with the pressure, it bursts,” he told Number1life news team.
“Some Vhavenda youth are complaining that the condoms they are being given, some of them are too short, their organs can’t fit in them,” Mr Thivhakoni Mudau also told the channel.
Another committee member, Sarah Netshisaulu, said the size issue was “exposing our younger boys and girls, and all those users of condoms, to the acquiring of HIV and AIDS.”
Department of Health report said the Government of South Africa would push for better condom supplies and bigger sizes to Limpopo Venda and Sunny Side Pretoria.
It is not the first time the penis size issue has been raised to condom manufacturers.
In 2006, the S.A Council of Medical Research found 60 percent of men in Kwazulu Natal had penises at least 2.4 centimeters (one inch) shorter than international condom sizes, and that for 30 percent of men, the size deficit was five centimeters (two inches).
AIDS is seen as being resurgent in South Africa after years of decline, with as many as 80,000 people dying of the disease every year.
From a peak of 18 percent infected in 1992, South Africa’s “ABC” strategy — Abstinence, Be faithful, Condom — helped slash rates to 6.4 percent in 2005.
But rates have crept back up to 7.2 percent in 2012. As many as 1.8 million people in the country now live with HIV, and a million children have been orphaned after their parents died of AIDS.