Safe sex becomes casualty of Lebanon’s economic crisis as condom prices surge

Mar 1, 2022 | INVESTING

Lina, a 27-year-old Lebanese woman, started skipping her contraceptive pills a year ago as their price soared beyond her reach. Today, she is five months into an unplanned pregnancy and anxious about the future.As Lebanon’s economic crisis makes birth control, condoms and screening tests too expensive for many young adults, doctors have warned about a wave of unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and possibly unsafe abortions.“I don’t have a career, I don’t have anything…

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