Columbus, OH (PRWEB) April 4, 2004 - 1-
Click Condoms (http://www.1clickcondoms.com), a leading seller of condoms on the Internet, announced today that it will begin including a warning message in all orders for condoms in response to the Bush AdministrationÂs concerns over condom labeling. The debate on the condom warning labels ignited when President George W. Bush asked the Food and Drug Administration to modify the current warning to include information about human papilloma virus, commonly called HPV or genital warts.
Currently, the label on some Durex(R) brand condoms states ÂEffective against pregnancy, HIV (AIDS) and STDs.Â The Trojan(R) brand condom labels on individual condoms state, ÂIf used properly, latex condoms will help to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV infection (AIDS) and many other sexually transmitted diseases. Also highly effective against pregnancy.Â However, the Trojan(R) carton also carries a longer label which states, Â[Condoms]Â may help reduce the risk of catching or spreading many Sexually Transmitted Diseases (ÂSTDsÂ)Â however, they cannot eliminate the risk.Â
Philip Dietrich, Vice President of 1-Click Condoms, commented, ÂWe are being proactive on this issue because we donÂt want our customers to have any misunderstandings. However, we really feel that proponents of abstinence are overstating the importance of this labeling, which is not really serving the public interest. The fact is that condoms do reduce the risk of contracting HPV, and it would be as great a mistake for consumers to get the impression that using a condom doesnÂt reduce the risk of transmitting STDs as it would be for them to believe that condoms prevent transmission of STDs 100%.Â
Planned ParenthoodÂs website (http://www.plannedparenthood.org) describes the protection provided by condoms as ÂLatex condoms offer very good protection against HIV. They also reduce the risk of other sexually transmitted infections, including gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, chancroid, trichomoniasis, HPV, and herpes.Â
Dietrich continued, ÂI think that our customers donÂt expect condoms to prevent the transmission of all diseases any more than they think that wearing your seatbelt will prevent all types of automobile injuries. Additionally, while I concede that abstinence is the only sure-fire way to prevent STDs, a condom still offers the best protection against STDs, for teens and adults who do choose to have intercourse. We still advocate wearing your seatbelt in this country instead of staying at home, and I think that we need to encourage sexual responsibility instead of highlighting the shortcomings of condoms and other birth-control products.Â
In spite of the companyÂs uncertainty regarding the need for labeling, the relative ease of incorporating a warning into packages convinced 1-Click Condoms to voluntarily start including a warning beginning next week. Part of the new warning included with orders will read, ÂWhile condoms are an important protection against many Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and unplanned pregnancy, they do not eliminate the risk of contracting STDs entirely. Please practice safe-sex and have regular medical examinations if you are sexually active with new partners.Â For more information, please contact: Philip Dietrich at 614-921-2556.
About 1-Click Condoms
1-Click Condoms sells brand condoms directly to consumers via its website http://www.1clickcondoms.com/. Operating from a custom-designed call-center and warehouse facility in Hilliard, Ohio, the company has been selling condoms online since 2001 and has established a reputation as an on-line leader in privacy, convenience, and discount prices for consumers.
Philip Dietrich, Vice President
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