Health News Sunday, February 17, 2019
In this year's Valentine's Day celebration, the patronage of condoms fell, while the number of condoms fell sales of emergency contraceptives.
This was included in a News Bulletin from Accra 100.5 FM on Friday, February 15, 2019, and was monitored by ghhealthonline.com.
The condom market is booming at most Valentine's Day celebrations and the decline in this year's sale has been a surprise to many HIV / AIDS activists.
According to the news, drug dispensers surveyed in most parts of Accra reported higher sales of contraceptives for emergencies than condoms
It was found that most ladies were on emergency contraception pills and not for Condoms have decided.
Even some of the men who visited the pharmacies also opted for the emergency contraceptive pill their women.
Eno Adwoa, one of the women who bought the emergency contraceptive pills, said she was more worried about being pregnant than getting HIV in her attempt to celebrate the Lover's Day.
She stated that she trusted her friend and was sure he did not flirt with other ladies.
In an exclusive interview with ghhealthonline.com, the Perfect Hands Clinic Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Tema Mitchell camp, Madame Grace Abigail Amissah, described the new trend as a cause for concern in the fight against HIV-AIDS.
She said most women today consider prevention of pregnancy to be more important than HIV-AIDS, hence an increase in the sales of emergency contraceptives.
She said AIDS is very real However, using contraceptives does not prevent that.
The CEO has therefore urged AIDS activists to accelerate education about the use of condoms as the only safer way to prevent HIV-AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases d diseases.