Condom conundrum: Health workers refuse to distribute condoms named Asha

Friday, June 3, 2016

Embarrassed government health activists called Asha are refusing to door-to-door with condoms that now carry the name, jeopardising a nationwide mission.

Running a safe-sex campaign under the National Health Mission, the health ministry is giving away free contraceptives such as condoms, besides regular and emergency pills, through these ground-level woman motivators.

When the fresh stock arrived in May, the product name had changed from Deluxe to Asha.

“First they exploit us as employees and now they malign our image,” said an Asha worker.

Source: Hindustan Times (link opens in a new window)

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