Ghanaian Dr. Asare urges media to promote female condoms, says it more pleasurable than male ones
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has expressed concern about the low patronage of female condoms, describing the situation quite worrying. GHS's Deputy General, Dr. Gloria Quansah-Asare expressed its 'worrying' concern saying that female condoms eventually expire by simply being stocked on the pharmacy shelves.
According to Dr. Gloria Quansah-Asare, the situation has led to many medical retailers refusing to re-stock their shelves with female condoms due to lack of patronage. She said in a conversation with Graphic Online due to less purchasing of female condoms, pharmacy shops have stopped selling the products. They believe it is better not to fill the stock instead of expiring the products on shelves.
On the other hand, she further said that "female condoms give more and better pleasure during sex than the male condom and (she) wondered why its patronage keeps going down among Ghanaians". She also said that although the product is not extinct in Ghana, people are not using it.
Her lecture was on the theme – Enhancing sexual, reproductive and health rights (SRHR) through partnership and volunteerism. She has also urged the media to enhance the use of female condoms.