|HLI Research: Condoms|
Can the Vatican Allow Condoms?
by Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro Carambula
The following is the copy of a letter addressed to Vatican Officials by Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro Carámbula, Director HLI-Rome
Condom Failure Rate Fact Sheet
"24 sets of condoms tested and all failed" and almost 71% failed "in respect of one or more of the physical requirements of the specification, notably freedom from pinholes." SABS report April 89.
"Spillage from condoms occurs as much as 65% to 75% of the time." Bjorklund and Gordon. Univ of Manitoba. Nov. 1990. Read More...
from HLI's Pro-Life Talking Points Series
Condoms fail for regular users: The condom is the most commonly used barrier method of conntraception in the world. Yet according to mainstream scientific sources, its efficacy has been grossly overstated by its promoters. Read More...
Condoms in Africa
This report is a synthesis of presentations made in February 2002 at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) by four individuals with long-term experience in HIV prevention in Africa.... Now considered to be one of the world's earliest and best success stories in overcoming HIV, Uganda has experienced substantial declines in prevalence, and evidently incidence, during at least the past decade, especially among younger age cohorts. Read More...
by Brian Clowes
In "Contraception," from his book The Facts of Life, Dr. Brian Clowes discusses topics such as: definitions of contraception; method and user effectiveness rates; costs of various birth control methods; profitability of the “family planning” industry; condoms and venereal diseases; surgical and chemical sterilization; Catholic teaching on sterilization and contraception; and future technologies. For the Table of Contents with links to the full content of the chapter, click here...
Death by Latex
by Brian Clowes
It is common knowledge among health professionals that sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs), some of which are incurable and/or fatal, have found fertile ground to multiply in societies that permit and even celebrate all forms of permissive sex. Unfortunately, most people, for fear of appearing "backwards" or "repressive," treat this glaringly obvious fact like a basilisk -- they dare not look at it or even speak about it. Read More...
Family Values Versus Safe Sex
by His Eminence Alfonso Cardinal López Trujillo
The mass media have circulated news that I granted an interview to the BBC, which was broadcasted last October 12, 2003, on the eve of Pope John Paul II's 25th Anniversary in his service as Bishop of Rome. On that occasion, I answered different questions for more than an hour, especially those dealing with the family. But, surprisingly, what was shown from the whole interview on the BBC Panorama's film, Sex & The Holy City, were merely three questions of less than half a minute each, the answers to which were certainly much more complete. The program apparently tried to deliberately and systematically criticize the Catholic Church for supposedly contributing to the death of people by not allowing the use of condoms to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. Read More...