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Precaution, now a click away

Homemaker in Delhi begins a condom delivery service.

health and fitness Updated: Apr 04, 2010 02:08 IST
Namya Sinha Namya Sinha

No more looking sideways as you sheepishly try to buy condoms or contraceptives at a local chemist shop. Ritu Nath, a housewife in Dwarka, has started a website, kamyantra.com, which home delivers stuff you’d be too embarrassed to buy in person.

“One day I saw a young boy looking very embarrassed and not being able to purchase condoms with women being present in the chemist shop. The idea then occurred to me to start a service which can deliver condoms, birth control pills, emergency contraceptives, pregnancy test kits, etc to your doorstep,” says Nath.

Initially, Nath thought of providing this service through phone, but then realised that it made her vulnerable to obscene calls from those who misconstrued it to be an escort service in disguise. “We then launched the website and it became fairly popular,” she says.

Though they expect the minimum order to be for Rs 150 to cover cost, the idea, says Nath, is to ensure that young people don’t remain unsafe just because of embarrassment. “We also make sure that we check the expiry date on the products, which many ignore,” she adds.