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World faces condom shortfall due to coronavirus
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Global demand for condoms drops due to coronavirus
Condom maker Durex reports drop in sales as self-isolation mode negatively impacts intimate contact worldwide.
Laxman Narasimkhan, chief executive officer Reckitt Benckiser, a UK-based household goods company that acquired Durex in 2010, noted that the quarantine in the country has also negatively impacted sexual relations for established couples living under the same roof..
On the very first day of the beginning of the restrictions, the British government advised people in a new relationship to immediately decide whether they should be isolated in one room or it is better to wait out the epidemic separately..
According to healthcare professionals, joint isolation – this is a great way to test the strength of a relationship, but it is necessary to approach such a decision with full awareness of the possible consequences.
Durex points out that demand for condoms in China has already returned to the same level as before the crisis.
The company worries about the risk of a global contraceptive shortage as stringent isolation rules in Malaysia, one of the world’s leading rubber producers, have hampered factories.
Karex, the world’s largest condom maker, has warned of a global shortage after closing three of its factories.
Chief Executive Officer Karex Go Miah Kiat said the world will definitely feel a shortage of condoms.
«This is a difficult situation and we are doing our best.. The condom is an essential medical product», – he said.
Keat added that a shortage of condoms could lead to great social problems and disease in developing countries, as a large part of the company’s products are supplied to governments and distributed through relief programs..
The UN also warned that contraceptive shortages could lead to devastating health and social problems around the world..