Saturday, June 20, 2009

Failed Contraception?

(Pic from Foto S.A)

Just to share a story:

A friend of mine did an educational community project during his final year as a medical student, which aimed to create awareness of contraception in a village (kampung).

They have prepared the presentation and booklets explaining on various types of contraceptives, which the primary emphasis is on barrier method - condoms, due to its cost-effectiveness and easiness-to-use.

But they encountered a problem - someone forgot to bring the plastic penis model for the demonstration use on how to put on the condom. As a result they had to improvise, which was to replace it with a banana bought locally (the end product is something like the pic shown above).

The presentation was uneventful. At the end of the project they distributed a few condoms to each family.

6 months later, they came back to the village for a statistical survey - to find out how much the pregnancy rate was controlled after the contraception introduced. And to their most suprise, the rate has not changed at all and there's even some increase as compared to before!

So to find out why, they did some home visits and they found something shocking and it's the most obvious reason of the failed contraception.

Apparently in every house there's one thing beside the bed - a banana with a condom on.
Their understanding is pregnancy won't occur with this "condomed banana" in the room!

This is a true story! ;)

11 comments:

daniel said...

I wonder if they will make a plastic penis model and put it beside their bed if your friends brought one there.

Tiffany said...

Hahaha... This is weird. I have heard about this story too!!!

LynMay said...

Good one... this is really funny! ;)

Zzzyun said...

oh my god, i hear like jokes like this before lah... but cant believe it happened in real life...lol..

i wonder if bring the plastic penis model can work onot, afterwards they all go and get a plastic model too :P

confessions of a medical student said...

NO WAY!
you must be kidding me!!

Michelle Mak said...

LOL
wei...
u creating jokes to make us laugh only isit?

Darren Lee said...

Mich: Wei..it's true ler..i found it hard to believe when first heard it too hehe

~YM~ said...

haha..perhaps it is a modification from a common joke. The settings was in Africa where they did such promo, and they show how to wear condom on the middle finger. And when the population increase never ceases, they went to see the villagers to check why is it so. They ask the men to demonstrate how to wear a condom for fear of improper wearing on the penis, but in the end found that the men wore it on their fingers! -.-"

Darren Lee said...

YM: Ha but it indeed happened;)

swallowyen said...

OMG...I still find it hard to believe such a joke..if it is real, it must be a very ulu kampung..

aP[o]caLyPSe` AnGeL~ said...

*jaw-dropped* one moment i think that it's very funny. but on a second thought, it's quite saddening to know that such thing still do happen on the modern society =(

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