Substandard Condoms In Vietnam Signal Increased Free Market Sales, Less Dependency On Foreign Assistance

NPR: Vietnam Is Having Condom Problems — And That’s A Good Thing
“…Hundreds of thousands of condoms sold [in Vietnam] are substandard. They tear easily and don’t offer reliable protection. While this might seem like a red flag, it’s actually a sign of progress. The condom kerfuffle has its roots in Vietnam’s new prosperity. … Working with USAID and PATH, a Seattle-based nonprofit, the government is winding down handouts; instead, it’s encouraging the sale of condoms…” (Chhabra, 6/24).