Mechai Viravaidya is a former politician and activist in Thailand who promoted condoms, family planning and AIDS awareness in since the 1970s.
Mechai has been affectionately known as ‘Mr. Condom’, and condoms are often referred as ‘mechais’ in Thailand.
From the time that he began his work, the average number of children in Thai families has decreased from 7 to 1.5 – BBC
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