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Condoms and birth control pills to be sold at low cost pharmacies

Promese/Cal and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) signed an agreement for the procurement of condoms and other birth control products for sale to Dominican consumers at low prices at the 502 low cost pharmacies operated by Promese/Cal nationwide. As part of the agreement, UNFPA agrees to assist Promese/Cal in the purchase of reproductive health products and services.

Antonio Peña Mirabal, director general for Promese/Cal made the announcement highlighting its importance. He said the agreement addresses the needs of the population for quality and low cost birth control products as part of the National Development Strategy.

Peña Mirabal said a first shipment calls for male condoms, generic birth control pills (ethinylestradiol) and levonorgestrel that is used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex.

Arie Hoekman, of UNFPA, highlighted the importance of the agreement. The high cost of birth control products has been an impediment for young people to use effective birth control. He said early pregnancies are a major cause of continuing poverty and the UNFPA is pleased to be able to contribute with an effective solution.

Source: DR1

May 9, 2017

Category: DR News |

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