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Catholic church maintains anti-condom stance
Wednesday 30 March 2005
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SOUTH AFRICA: Catholic church maintains anti-condom stance

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 24 January (PLUSNEWS) - The Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC) has criticised South Africa for promoting condoms in its fight against HIV/AIDS.

According to SACBC president Cardinal Wilfred Napier, only drastic change in sexual behaviour will stop the spread of the HI virus.

A local newspaper, The Mail and Guardian, quoted Napier as saying: "Government speaks about moral regeneration but it does not think how the promotion of condoms affects human behaviour."

Alleging that condoms were only between 70 and 75 percent effective in the prevention of unwanted pregnancies, Napier said there was still no medical evidence to prove they were effective in preventing the transmission of HIV.



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