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Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Kiwis have little wee-wees
Probably something to do with the size of a lady sheep.
Give us smaller condoms: NZ men
The Age, February 28 2002
New Zealanders wanting to buy government-subsidised condoms have a problem: there are not enough small ones.
"Literally, one size does not fit all," said Dr Peter Moodie, medical director for Pharmac, the government agency which manages New Zealand's pharmaceutical subsidies schedule.
He said Pharmac would call for proposals from pharmaceutical companies about the range of condoms they could supply. This followed con*****tions with sexual health practitioners who criticised the tendering process because only "standard condoms" ended up being available.
"We want to offer the maximum choice," Dr Moodie said yesterday. Condoms are available in supermarkets but health-card holders can save by buying in bulk on prescription.
Around 7.6 million condoms are prescribed in New Zealand at an annual cost of $1.2 million under the subsidy scheme. Condom choice has been limited to three sizes but this was "the minimum acceptable" and did not necessarily meet consumer demand, Pharmac said.