'Women fear pregnancy more than contracting diseases'

2018-01-09 14:29

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While many people were getting into the spirit of the festive season, others were getting it down and without condoms.

According to a Sunday World report, morning-after pills and home pregnancy test kits sales shot through the roof, based on a poll, which the newspaper conducted, of pharmacies in Gauteng, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal.

The report claims that an average of 80 home pregnancy test kits and 50 morning-after pills were sold per day in one pharmacy in Lebowakgomo, Limpopo.

Another Gauteng pharmacist confirmed to the publication that their store sold 2 200 morning-after pills and more than 52 800 home pregnancy tests from late November until the end of December.

A KZN pharmacist revealed to the publication that when the festive season is approaching, they have to stock up because of the high demand.

Gynaecologist Dr Phuti Ratshabedi was quoted saying: "It seems to me that falling pregnant for some women is resented more than [the fear of] contracting sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV. This is very worrying."

Read more on:    safe sex  |  pregnancy  |  contraception

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