Indonesian City Aims to Restrict Condoms Sales

JAKARTA – Authorities in Indonesia’s second largest city, Surabaya, have issued an advisory aimed at restricting the sale of condoms in supermarkets and convenience stores following an outcry over reports that condoms were sold in chocolate gift packages ahead of Valentine’s Day.

A circular published on the website of the city’s Trade and Industry Department urges shop owners to keep condoms from open view and put them on shelves that are not easily reachable.

People wishing to buy condoms should ask shopkeepers, the statement said.

It also tells shop owners not to sell condoms to people under 21 years of age or those who are unmarried, and not to package them together with other goods unless this is approved by the product makers…