In many countries, condoms are provided free of cost by the government, but there is a country where the price of a pack of condoms is around Rs 60,000.
This country is Venezuela. Although people have to lose more pockets for expensive branded condoms, a pack of condoms in Venezuela is sold for up to Rs 60,000. Despite this, many people gather outside the stores to buy costly condoms.
Along with this, the price of contraceptive pills in the country is also touching the sky. This news has become viral on social media in Venezuela.
Venezuela is a country where abortion is a crime. If someone is found to have an abortion, there is a severe punishment system.
According to the United Nations World Population Report 2015, Venezuela has the highest pregnancy cases among adolescent girls. In this regard, Venezuela is at the forefront of Latin American countries.
In countries such as Venezuela, where pregnancies are highest among adolescent girls. Abortion is banned, so this increase in condom prices is astonishing.
Local brands of contraceptive pills are also available in Venezuelan markets, but they are generally not considered safe.
According to some reports, some people spend almost half their monthly salary on contraceptives like condoms and pills.
So far, the government has not taken any appropriate action in this matter.
The US imposed tough economic sanctions on Venezuela, and due to this, the already shabby economy was destroyed. Venezuela used to generate the most revenue by exporting oil, but it became difficult to sell its oil due to sanctions. In Venezuela, apart from condoms, many other things are costly. People are also yearning for everyday necessities like bread and vegetables.