Church Clarifies On Condom Use

The Church of Uganda has clarified that it allows the use of condoms among married couples only.

"The church approves the use of the condom in the context of marriage, for use as a device in family planning matters and as a device to curb sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS," Jackson Turyagyenda, the church's spokesperson, said on Thursday.

"Sex outside marriages is according to the Bible fornication or adultery and such are moral sexual vices or promiscuity, which is a sin," he said.

Turyagenda, who was reacting to recent press articles, condemned the use of condoms among unmarried youth, saying it was a moral evil and militated against God's word on human sexuality.