A 36-pack of condoms now cost as much as iPhone in Venezuela…(Our Future?!)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
By Paul Martin

Jan. 4, 2015

Venezuela is running out of condoms.

The country is broke. It’s economy is on track to shrink 7% in 2015 alone, in large part due to oil prices being so low. Now its economic crisis is leading to a health crisis.

A lack of contraceptives doesn’t keep people from having sex, it just keeps them from having safe sex.

Bloomberg reports that the country started running out of condoms and other kinds of contraceptives in December. “The condom shortage, caused by a scarcity of dollars among importers, has prices on a website used to find scarce goods soaring and risks aggravating one of South America’s highest HIV infection and teenage pregnancy rates.”

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