Thursday, August 28, 2008

Dumbest Letter of the Day:
Young Quebeckers don't seem to be using condoms because:
......They understand that condoms are really the last thing to use to protect yourself from Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Condoms promote their transmission by the genital lesions (abrasions) that they cause, which promote the exchange of blood and other fluid, and by the fact that the spermicide that coat condoms kill immune system cells.

Le Droit, Ottawa, letter to the editor, August 25 2008

You'd think that the editorial at Le Droit would at least consult a health expert before running this letter that gives bad advice - nonoxynol-9, a spermicide, has been shown to cause some abrasion and ulceration with frequent use in some people, and since it has not been shown to be an effective preventative to HIV transmission in real-life conditions, its use on condoms has declined, but even using a nonoxynol-9 coated condom is certainly safer than not using one, and there are plenty available that don't have nonoxynol-9 on them.

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