Brazil orders 20 million female condoms

ERJ staff report (DS)

Brasilia – Brazil’s Health Ministry is to buy and distribute 20 million female condoms. A Brazilian-language press release from the ministry said the order price was $27.3 million (euro 11.3 million), giving a unit price of $1.36 (56.5 eurocents).

The government said the condoms are third-generation products made from nitrile rubber. Initial distribution will begin in May to high-risk groups, including sex workers, those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and those at risk from domestic violence.

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