Taiwan safer-sex poster draws fire from Catholics

BY Mike Grippi

August 26 2005 11:00 PM ET

A safer-sex
poster designed by Taiwan’s Taipei United Hospital
has drawn sharp criticism from the nation’s
Catholics, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reports. The
poster, displayed in the city’s subways, features an
image of a middle-aged woman in a nun’s habit
who is holding a wrapped condom, with the tagline
“Although I don’t use it, I know what it
is.” Catholics in the city were outraged that
the campaign suggests that the church supports condom
use; Catholic dogma prohibits the use of any form of
birth control, even to prevent HIV infections. Catholic
groups in Taipei are calling on Taipei United Hospital
to immediately remove all copies of the poster from
public sites in the city.

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