MIAMI, United States. — The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for Cuba donated almost two million condoms to the Caribbean country, that agency reported Thursday.
According to that organization, 1,785,600 male condoms are already being distributed to all health areas on the island.
The United Nations agency indicated that 2,800 packages of 144 condoms were sent to the provinces of Artemisa and Pinar del Río, specifically to the municipalities most affected by Hurricane Ian, while another 9,600 will reach the rest of the country’s municipalities.
The Fund noted in Twitter that “the condoms donated by UNFPA Cuba will protect key populations from unintended pregnancies, as well as sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS.”
The shortage of contraception in Cuba it has been accentuated in recent years, a fact that has been recognized on several occasions by official media on the island.
The situation has led to a slight increase in sexually transmitted diseases, including syphilis and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); as well as unwanted pregnancies and abortions.
In the absence of a formal market to purchase contraceptives, people have to resort to buying and selling sites, such as Revolico, where they are sold at very high prices.
Given the lack of condoms, activists from the LGTBI community have mobilized to obtain and deliver condoms for free in various provinces of the country
Last week, the presenter drag queen and LGTBI activist Kiriam Gutiérrez reported on his Facebook wall that a donation of condoms had arrived in Santiago de Cuba, Cienfuegos, La Sierpe, in Sancti Spíritus, and Santa Clara, as well as Havana.
The transformista presenter and LGTBI activist Kiriam Gutiérrez reported on her Facebook wall that the donation reached Santiago de Cuba, Cienfuegos, La Sierpe, in Sancti Spíritus, and Santa Clara, as well as Havana, where she has given to all the people They have gone to your house.