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Author
PRB - Population Reference Bureau
Title
Securing Future Supplies for Family Planning and HIV/AIDS Prevention
In
Measure Communication Policy Brief
Imprint
Population Reference Bureau, Washington, D.C., January 2002, 8 pp
Url
http://www.prb.org/pdf/SecFutureSupplies_Eng.pdf
Abstract

"In less developed countries, many consumers rely on free or low-cost supplies made available by governments and international donor agencies as part of efforts to improve people's reproductive health. Current levels of support, however, may be inadequate. Reproductive health experts are concerned about looming shortages of condoms and other contraceptives in less developed countries. The shortages are imminent because of the combined effects of growing numbers of contraceptive users, the spread of HIV/AIDS, declining levels of donor funding, and weaknesses in logistics systems. If not addressed, shortfalls in supplies could result in an upsurge of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS."

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