Planned Parenthood Condoms worst - Consumer Reports

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    Condoms stretched by best brands test
    Wed Jan 5, 2005 01:52 AM GMT
    By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The consumers group best known for rating cars and washing machines has turned its testing prowess to condoms to find out which ones measure up best and how other birth control methods compare.

    The nonprofit Consumers Union says in a new guide to contraception that the seven top U.S. types of condom they studied did not burst despite vigorous testing, and all models met international standards.

    But results showed that the top brand, able to take the most punishment, was the Durex Extra Sensitive Lubricated Latex, according to the report.

    Other top-performers include the Durex Performax Lubricated, Lifestyles Classic Collection Ultra Sensitive Lubricated and TheyFit Lubricated.

    A melon-coloured model distributed by Planned Parenthood performed the worst, bursting during a test in which the latex condoms were filled with air.

    http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=648561
     
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    Hmmmm, points to the goal of more abortions to make more money....anecdotal evidence maybe but evidence nonetheless.
     
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    1) All models met international standards

    2) Some condoms broke when INFLATED TO 3 FEET IN DIAMETER.

    3) Planned Parenthood distributes many brands of condoms, and apparently one of the brands, while it fully met the international standards, did not meet Consumers Union 3 foot diameter balloon test.

    4) Thank Reuters (the least respected major wire service) for giving you a little sound bite to dis Planned Parenthood, even though the merit of that dis is plainly suspect.



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    Hey man, i want to know that it can handle my girth, :D .
     
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    While I have many beefs with PP, my point in posting this story was to show the irony that Planned Parenthood's condoms were the worst tested, since a condom breaking could result in becoming Unplanned Parents.
     
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    Yes, but: do the PP condoms break in actual use? As I noted earlier, PP distributes for free MANY brands, some of which are donated, or purchased at the deepest discount to make the most of their limited financial resources. I might note that the PP here in Hollywood distributes Durex, rated by Consumers Union as the "best".

    A "3 foot balloon" is not used even by government regulators in FDA condom testing, and I question it as a solid determination of condom reliability.

    And I noticed that they did not test urethane condoms - I break those every time, and as such I'll never use them again.


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    Perhaps you should do a bit of research on Planned Parenthood. This statement:
    is laughable, when talking about an organization which boasts over 100% increases in PROFIT every year. Planned Parenthood is a huge, THRIVING, organization...that makes its money off of abortion, and doesn't seem to find it neccessary to spend some of the money on what it claims to be supporting: CHOICE, its rate of referral to adoption organizations is pitiful, and the condoms it gives its customers are not as protective as they could be.

    The tests might be extreme, but the bottom line is, an organization that makes money off of unwanted pregnancies while claiming to want to STOP people from getting pregnant unexpectedly should perhaps, take a higher interest in the "prevention" aspect of their jobs...rather than their "cure."
     

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