French bishops ease ban on condoms

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 24 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:462
  1. Alexander Dorozynski

    A committee of French bishops has for the first time contradicted the Vatican's condemnation of all methods of birth control by recognising that the use of condoms may be necessary to protect against AIDS. In a 240 page book, AIDS: Society in Question, the Social Commission of the French Episcopate says: “Many competent doctors maintain that a condom of reliable quality is today the only means of prevention. As such, it is necessary.”

    The committee, …

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