Health News of the Sunday, 17 February 2019
The patronage of condoms dropped in this year's Valentine's Day celebration, while there was an increase in the Sales of an emergency contraceptive pills.
This was contained in a news bulletin by Accra 100.5 FM on Friday, February 1
In most Valentine celebrations in Ghana, the market for condoms booms , and the drop in this year's sales has come as a surprise to many HIV / AIDS campaigners.
According to the news item, drug dispensers interviewed in most parts of Accra revealed that they recorded higher sales for emergency contraceptive pills than condoms
Even some of the men who visited the pharmaceutical shops also opted to buy an emergency contraceptive pill for th eir woman
Eno Adwoa, one of the ladies who bought the emergency contraceptive pills, explained that she was more concerned about getting pregnant than contracing HIV in her quest to celebrate the lovers day.
She disclosed that she trusted her boyfriend
Speaking in an exclusive interview with ghhealthonline.com, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Perfect Hands Clinic at Tema Mitchell Camp, Madam Grace Abigail Amissah, described the new trend as worrying in the fight against HIV AIDS
She said that AIDS is very real and The use of contraception does not prevent it.
The CEO therefore entreated AIDS campaigners to expedite education on the use of condom as the only safe way of preventing HIV AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. D diseases.