Even Sex Is In Crisis in Venezuela, Where Contraceptives Are Growing Scarce
CARACAS, Venezuela — Yorlenis Gutierrez, a 28-year-old mother, spent months vainly scouring pharmacies for a drug whose scarcity is complicating her sex life and that of countless Venezuelans. In a country beset by shortages, this is one of the hardest: the disappearance of contraceptives.
When she couldn’t renew her supply of birth control pills, Gutierrez and her husband made a choice. Long-term abstinence was not an option, they agreed.
They tried to be careful, but soon she was pregnant with her second child.
Er, what? Long term abstinence is certainly an option.
I seldom to never feel sorry for people when they make a choice to have sex but then get pregnant, get an STD, or whatever.
When they act as though being celibate longer than a week is a huge, huge burden that cannot be overcome. No sympathy from me.
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But the shortage of contraceptives has put Venezuelans in a particularly bleak quandary: Have sex — or don’t ?