DKT Beijing is currently establishing its program to market and sell high-quality, affordable condoms in China. Among its areas of focus is Western China, a region that comprises 71.4% of China’s territory with its 360 million inhabitants making up 28.8% of the country’s total population. The area has made substantial economic progress over the past decades and remains the focus of government policies (西部大开发) to develop the region and raise standards of living. Increased access to family planning services and products are a fundamental part of this development.
Although family planning has made great strides in China, a strong need exists in Western China for a greater range of contraceptive and reproductive health choices beyond sterilization. As of 2010, contraceptive use in Western China among married couples aged 20-49 remained low: the prevalence rate of oral contraceptive use by married women of reproductive age stood at 0.02% while condom use among the same group amounted to only 1.07%. Statistics for short-term contraceptive methods among non-married couples and individuals are equally low. In order to reach a wide demographic, DKT Beijing will use innovative strategies to market and sell new brands of high-quality condoms at sustainable prices, thus increasing the range of choices for individual and family reproductive health.
For more information:
DKT International, Beijing
Director: Neil Schmid
Address: 5-2-061, Tayuan Diplomatic Compound
No. 1 Xindonglu, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100600, China
Tel: +86 010 8532 6228/38/58
Fax: +86 010 85326268