Married men in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State have finished the available condoms as a result of childbirth spacing (CBS) commodities, leading to the current out of stock of the commodity at the Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) in Kafin Madaki.
This was disclosed by the chairman, Ward Development Committee, Ganjuwa LGA, Mr Mustpha Ibrahim, during a facility visit to the PHC by members of Bauchi State Public Health Media Network recently.
According to Ibrahim, the development is an indication of the fact that husbands are now becoming more considerate in respect to quality and healthy family lifestyle.
“We as a committee have embarked on serious awareness creation among the people and the programme has been well accepted. Men now come out publicly to demand for supply of condoms to support their wives. But unfortunately for now, the commodity is out of stock here.
“The (officer) in charge told me during a meeting with them that condoms finish first out of the other CBS commodities because men are coming in for the services,” the chairman disclosed”.
He further informed that to demonstrate acceptance of CBS in the area, parents now accompany their children who want to marry for premarital counselling.
He attributed the acceptance and success of CBS in the local government area to efforts of volunteers who go for house to house counselling.
“CBS is well accepted because we have parents coming for premarital counselling with their intending couples”.