Jan 20, 2011

Muslim Women Support Condom Use to Prevent HIV Contraction and Spread

AUTHOR:IRIN NewsSOURCE:IRIN News

Despite religious tolerance for polygamous marriages, some Muslim women insist that condom use should be included as an essential part of the new HIV prevention programme which is being funded by the US Agency for International Development and supported by the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council. The Muslim women’s assertions about condom use defy the teachings of the Koran and also the beliefs of many Muslim leaders. However, the Muslim women realize that condom usage will protect them from contracting HIV (and other STDs) and advocate for change HIV prevention policy. Even so, project officials have resolved to use these funds to also promote fidelity in marriage and abstinence outside of marriage to prevent HIV spread in place of condom use. We at LfM believe that condom use is the most realistic way to stop the spread of HIV as well as other STDs (syphilis, gonorrhea, etc.) in developing countries and empower women to protect themselves from contracting the HIV virus and other diseases that can impair their ability to procreate. In addition, men subject to the same diseases which can also cause sterility and other debilitating diseases. Click here to read the full article.


Did you know?

99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries.

Source:The World Health Organization (WHO), 2010


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