February 11, 2022

Tanzanian MPs Decry Rise Of Emergency Contraceptives

According to Tanzanian lawmakers, the use of emergency contraception, often known as P2, to prevent pregnancies is on the rise among girls and women aged 14 to 24.

In a recent report on the surge in HIV infections, members of a parliamentary health committee discovered that girls and young women were more concerned with preventing pregnancies than with infections.

Male latex condoms protect against sexually transmitted diseases and halt pregnancies in 98 percent of cases.

Vendors of emergency medications should provide free condoms to their customers and teach them on how to use them to avoid HIV transmission, according to the committee.

Tanzania has 1.7 million persons living with HIV, out of a total population of about 60 million.

Source: Opemsuo.com/ Emmanuel Owusu Anti

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