TITLE

Uganda: condom shortage puts females at risk of HIV

AUTHOR(S)
Verma, Priya; Hafiz, Amina; Douglas, Carol Anne; Pleatman, Rachel; Harris, Jennifer Chapin
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Off Our Backs;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 35 Issue 9/10, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the Ugandan government's October 2004 recall of Engabu brand condoms has caused a severe shortage, putting many lives at risk. According to the U.S.-based Center for Health and Gender Equality, condom prices have increased exponentially. The shortage coincides with an increased emphasis on the Abstain, Be Faithful, Use Condoms program that the U.S. government supports. Ugandans use garbage bags as a substitute while confidence in the effectiveness of condoms for preventing HIV and unwanted pregnancies decreases.
ACCESSION #
19067605

 

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