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Sao Tome and Principe: Anyone for a female condom?

SÃO TOMÉ, 23 February 2009 (PlusNews) - Women in São Tomé and Príncipe have a new way to avoid unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.

In late January, the initial phase of a government programme, coordinated by the Reproductive Health Programme (known by the Portuguese-language acronym PSR) and the National Programme for the Fight Against AIDS (PNLS), began distributing 3,500 free female condoms.

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