Lagos court States Conditions To Condom Advertisement

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A Lagos high court has decided that aggregate restraint or reliability ought to be noted on condom adverts as the best choices in light of the fact that the defensive elastic isn’t 100 percent successful.

As indicated by THISDAY, the decision was issued by Justice Taofiquat Oyekan-Abdullahi following a suit recorded by the Incorporated Trustees of the Project for Human Development (PHD) against the Society for Family Health (SFH).

Oyekan-Abdullahi additionally requested that condom promotions ought to be disclosed within the time frame of 6am and 8pm on radio and 6pm and 10pm on TV.

Sonnie Ekwowusi, requested that the court announce that the notice of the ‘Gold Circle‘ condom by SFH without the wellbeing hazard cautioning provison  of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) is unlawful and illegal.

According to the applicant, saying condoms offer “maximum protection” and “protects you against infections” is false.  “Condoms, in addition to having possible manufacturing defects, could undergo deterioration during shipping, handling and storage, and even further degradation after purchase by the end user,” the applicant argued.  “To a greater or lesser degree, factors such as the following have been proposed as possibly contributing to the degradation of latex (and thus to condom failure): exposure to sunlight, heat (including body heat when placed in pockets or wallets), humidity, pressure, certain spermicides and even to atmospheric ozone (2).  “Besides, the condom may still suffer last-minute physical damage immediately prior to or during actual use, such as contact with pointed or sharp objects including fingernails and rings.  “From the above documented facts, it is very clear that the AIDS virus can pass through the latex membrane and it has also scientifically been proven that the AIDS virus does pass through the latex membrane.”

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After the ruling, the applicant said: “With this judgement of the Lagos state high court, anybody putting a blind faith on condoms is taking a big risk.  “If condoms have naturally-occurring could undergo deterioration during shipping, handling and storage as well as slip off the penis or the vagina during sexual intercourse, why the self-conceited reliance on condoms?”

The warning clause states that condom “is not 100 percent safe but total abstinence or faithfulness is the best option”. The applicant said condoms advertisement in Nigeria give the misleading impression that they are 100 percent safe.

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