India’s government has declared condom commercials “indecent” viewing for children and restricted them to the hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., when relatively few people watch TV. Conservative groups were outraged by recent ads, including one that featured a former porn star undressing piece by piece, and they pressured the government to step in. But progressive social groups said it was a bad move. India, they argue, desperately needs more condom use, not less.
"India Bans Condom Ads From Prime-Time TV" is from the December 12, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Jeffrey Gettleman and Suhasini Raj and narrated by Kristi Burns.