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Uproar in India Over Inclusion of Rubber Penis In Family Planning Kit

A rubber penis in family planning kits used by local health workers has led to a controversy in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.

Opposition lawmakers say the rubber penis models will embarrass female health workers who use the kits to spread awareness on reproductive health.

But some workers say they have used similar models earlier without problems.

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The kit also includes a rubber uterus, which hasn’t sparked any reactions.

The kits have been given to ASHAs – short for Accredited Social Health Activists – who are a crucial part of India’s primary and community health programs.

They perform a range of duties, including going from door to door to educate people about reproductive health and the use of contraceptives.

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