Condom Vending Machines

Mar 7th, 2006, in News, by

A proposal by the government Family Planning body to install two condom vending machines in west Sumatra province has met with the stern resistance of the local branch of the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI), Indonesian Ulema Council.

The chairman of the MUI in Sumatra Barat, Nasrun Harun, said that all elements of society in the province were fiercely opposed to the measure.

Elva Zulmaini of the family planning organisation said that the plan to introduce the machines had been put back due to the non-conducive atmosphere.

According to this study, http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/docs/wps/wps05_042.pdf:

While Islam does encourage all Muslims to marry, and while many local imams are vehemently opposed to contraception, the consensus among Islamic scholars is that Islam does not forbid the use of contraception, and indeed supports it in some circumstances.


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