South Africans' condom use has dropped

According to the latest SA Demographic and Health Survey, inadequate condom use is reported to be 58% among women and 65% amongst men.

Medical Male Circumcision Programme Manager at CareWorks, Hilton Julius says there is still stigma associated with condom use.

There is a lot of stigma around condom usage, people saying they don't like the smell of the condoms and some claiming it takes away the spontaneous action of engaging in sex.

Hilton Julius, Medical Male Circumcision Programme Manager at CareWorks

Julius says government has tried to respond to these complaints by introducing the Max condoms which have a different feel and different flavours like strawberry, banana and grape.

There are many efforts to make it accessible for men and to address their concerns around condoms.

Hilton Julius, Medical Male Circumcision Programme Manager at CareWorks

We continue to advocate for condom usage because there's a lot of benefits and reasons for using condoms correctly and for men to go for circumcision to lower the risk of HIV and STIs.

Hilton Julius, Medical Male Circumcision Programme Manager at CareWorks

To hear the rest of this discussion, listen below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
To cover or not to cover? Condoms to be made available to schoolchildren

To cover or not to cover? Condoms to be made available to schoolchildren

The Basic Education Department has revealed that both male and female condoms will be distributed to schoolchildren above 12.

'Condoms and sex ed alone not enough to solve child abandonment in SA'

'Condoms and sex ed alone not enough to solve child abandonment in SA'

Door of Hope's Nadene Grabham says there are many complex challenges faced by desperate women with unwanted pregnancies.

7 inexcusable reasons why people don't use condoms (when they should)

7 inexcusable reasons why people don't use condoms (when they should)

Dr. Eve explains the importance of condom usage and educates people about the transmission of sexually transmitted infections.

World Aids Day: WC Health focusing on HIV/Aids awareness for teen girls

World Aids Day: WC Health focusing on HIV/Aids awareness for teen girls

CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies spoke to WC MEC for Health about the risks for young girls involved in 'blesser' relationships.

South Africans having fewer babies - StatsSA

South Africans having fewer babies - StatsSA

Statistician General Pali Lehohla says more people using contraceptives - and top boy and girl names are Junior and Precious.

Government's flavoured condoms bringing safe sexy back

Government's flavoured condoms bringing safe sexy back

Sanac's Dr Fareed Abdullah speaks on #NightTalk about the new government issued condoms.

Buying condoms or morning after pills, the judgement that comes with it

Buying condoms or morning after pills, the judgement that comes with it

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng says the way people view sexuality & people who have sex already has a lot of negative things attached to it.

Calls for more accessibility to female condoms

Calls for more accessibility to female condoms

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, vice chairperson of Reproductive Justice Coalition, discusses challenges around females practicing safe sex.

Are you using condoms when having sex?

Are you using condoms when having sex?

Dr Eve explores reasons behind negative or positive attitudes behind condom use among South Africans, especially young people.

Popular articles
I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

I was not introduced to Ajay Gupta - Grootes

Stephen Grootes says he believes former Eskom CEO Brian Dames when said he was not formally introduced to the Gupta family.

Vavi: I can't sleep at night for making Zuma the president

Vavi: I can't sleep at night for making Zuma the president

Zwelinzima Vavi says South Africa is paying dearly for choices they've made in being angry with Mbeki and not thinking logically.

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Why the PAC wants South Africa renamed Azania

Pan Africanist Congress's Narius Moloto explains why it supports the name Azania, a word which he says has Arabic origins.

WATCH: Zuma denies crisis at Sassa, won't evaluate isiphithiphithi (chaos)

WATCH: Zuma denies crisis at Sassa, won't evaluate isiphithiphithi (chaos)

Zuma says he cannot be expected to act against Minister Bathabile Dlamini on social grants matter now before the ConCourt.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

What in the World Happened To ... Felicia Mabuza-Suttle

What in the World Happened To ... Felicia Mabuza-Suttle

The #Afternoondrive team located entreprenuer and talk show host, Felicia Mabuza-Suttle to find out what she's been up to since she left our screens.