Mechai Viravaidya

How Mr. Condom made Thailand a better place for life and love

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Filmed Jan 2010 at TEDxChange
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Thailand's "Mr. Condom," Mechai Viravaidya, retells the country's bold plan to raise its standard of living, starting in the 1970s. First step: population control. And that means a lot of frank, funny — and very effective — talk about condoms.

Mechai Viravaidya
/ Public health expert

Since 1974, Mechai Viravaidya has been creating and running innovative family planning and poverty reduction programs throughout Southeast Asia.  Full bio.

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