The small tropical island was becoming really getting overcrowded, so a population control program was introduced by the government to try and reduce the birth rate.
The medical team on the island had a simple plan, to provide all the women on the island with birth control pills. It was a simple and foolproof plan, or so they thought.
They soon found an unexpected problem however. The doctors were having trouble getting the women to take their birth control pills and as a result the pregnancy rate remained unchanged. Being rather primitive people, they didn’t place much faith in Western medicine.
After a lot of deliberation, the medical team decided instead to concentrate on teaching the men to wear condoms.
One of the island men who came in to the medical centre had fathered eight children in eight years and the doctor told him that he absolutely had to wear a condom if he wasn’t to father any more. The doctor explained to him that as long as he wore the condom, his woman could not have another baby.
Well, about a month later, the wife came in to the medical centre and “surprise”, she was pregnant again.
Seeing her condition and knowing how much he had stressed to her husband how important it was to use a condom, the doctor got very angry.
He called her husband in and gave him a long lecture through an interpreter. The interpreter asked the man why he hadn’t worn the condom.
The man went on speaking for some time and after he had finished, the interpreter said to the doctor, “He swears he did wear the condom. He never took it off”.
The doctor shook his head in disbelief.
“In that case”, he said to the interpreter, “ask him how his wife got pregnant again?”
“He says”, the interpreter replied, “that he did wear the condom, but after six days he had to pee so badly that he cut the end off”.
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