12,000 Endangered Species Condoms Sent to Venezuela to Alleviate Shortage

June 12, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

12,000 Endangered Species Condoms Sent to Venezuela to Alleviate Shortage

See original/source content: CBD Press Release

TUCSON, Ariz.- More than 12,000 free condoms are being delivered to health clinics in Venezuela to help alleviate the condom shortage caused by import restrictions. The condoms are being donated by the Center for Biological Diversity’s Endangered Species Condoms project.
“The condom shortage may have started as an economic policy issue, but when contraception is unavailable, it becomes a threat to public health, reproductive rights, families and biodiversity,” said Stephanie Feldstein, population and sustainability director at the Center. “While 12,000 condoms won’t be able to meet the country’s need, we hope it will help draw attention to the urgency of the situation in Venezuela.”
In February media outlets around the world reported that condoms and other forms of contraception had become increasingly difficult to find, leading to boxes of condoms being sold online for as much as $755 U.S. dollars. Amid concerns about the public health risks posed by the lack of contraceptives, the health ministry announced it would distribute free condoms; however, import restrictions continue to create an urgent need for condoms.

See original/source content: CBD Press Release


Current World Population

7,697,538,438

Net Growth During Your Visit

0

DonateNow