Sexes: Thailand's Mr. Contraception

Making family planning fun with games like "cops and rubbers"

Mechai Viravaidya's calling card is a condom. In Bangkok, ambassadors invite him to formal dinners, knowing that he will probably use the occasion to blow up a bright red prophylactic for the host and pass out multicolored birth control pills to the ladies. Sometimes he brings along his latest line in antifertility T shirts or panties bearing the message A CONDOM A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY. Once he passed out free condoms to the entire Bangkok police force, then announced it as his "cops and rubbers" program.

Mechai's antic approach...

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