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Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by HeatSeeker(m): 1:51pm On Feb 12
''Female condoms are available but more expensive than male condoms. Ten pieces of Fc2 vaginal condom go for over N4,200 now, before it was around N2,000’’.

Some residents of Lagos have raised concerns over the increasing cost of condoms, saying it will lead to unsafe sex and unintended pregnancies among citizens.

The residents spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Lagos.

NAN reports that there are different types and brands of condoms, and the best are often determined by their quality, durability, level of comfort and protection they offer.

Some condom brands include Durex, Fiesta, Kiss, Rough Rider and Gold Circle, among others.

Checks at some pharmacies showed that prices of condoms had increased by 50 to 200 per cent when compared to their prices last year.

The residents said that access to affordable contraceptives was critical in ensuring the health of both partners, protection from sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and planning the desired pregnancy.

A banker, Felix Atuche, said the increasing price of condoms had made him resort to withdrawal methods, hoping it wouldn’t lead to pregnancy.

“We got married two months ago, and my wife and I are currently undertaking our master’s degree, so pregnancy has to wait about two years. I usually use the Durex Fetherlite Elite condom because it heightens the feelings between partners, just like skin-to-skin.

“I used to buy the pack for N1,900, but now it goes for N2,500 to N3,500, depending on the pharmacy I buy from. The cost is getting unaffordable because of the many packs I need.


I resorted to the withdrawal method, but my wife has been avoiding sex with me because she’s scared of getting pregnant,” he said.

Similarly, Monisola Ajayi, a businesswoman, said that she prioritised her sexual health by ensuring that she used female condoms during sexual intercourse.

She said: “A few years ago, I contracted STIs from my husband. I got treated and forgave him, but the incident left a scar on my heart, so I always ensured I used a condom to protect myself. Female condoms are available but more expensive than male condoms. Ten pieces of Fc2 vaginal condom go for over N4,200 now, before it was around N2,000’’.

“If I don’t have a condom, then no show for Oga except he buys it for me. The hardship in the country is negatively affecting our sexual health,” she said.

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Also, a youth corps member, Celestine Adesola, said the rising cost of condoms exposed many youths to unsafe sex, which could increase sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.

She said: “Valentine’s celebration is this week, and some parents would be shocked if they knew the unimaginable and risky practices their teens and youths want to indulge in for fun.

“I would advise that enlightenment should be intensified among teens and youths. Also, non-governmental organisations should increase the distribution of free condoms to protect the health of youths,” Mrs Adesola said.

Commenting, Michael Achoji, a pharmacist, said the increase in condom prices was impacted by rising inflation, cost of production, and foreign exchange rates.

Mr Achoji appealed to the Federal Government to prioritise sexual and reproductive health issues through sustained interventions that would ensure access to and affordability of contraceptives.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/entertainment/naija-fashion/667594-lagos-residents-groan-as-cost-of-condoms-increases-by-200.html

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by HeatSeeker(m): 1:51pm On Feb 12
Mods please do the needful angry

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by Malroux: 1:52pm On Feb 12
Ebola Tinubu is hell bent on destroying Nigeria beyond redemption. Imagine Ebola plus HIV/ AIDS combined!

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by Xscape1993(m): 2:03pm On Feb 12
Useless thing. We are talking about hunger in the land not condom please. No strength no....

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by Blackfire(m): 2:07pm On Feb 12
Come 2027



The same people groaning under this economical chaos will still vote for him , under the hypnosis of tribalism, religionism , regionism and to spite other sensible nigerians


grin
7 years and 4 months to go

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by Farki: 2:18pm On Feb 12
Unfortunately the government is happy because it means more brainless APC supporters will be born.

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by Judolisco(m): 2:18pm On Feb 12
Make una stop all dis joke abeg.... We dey talk real problems here..... Reduce fuel price and everything will be back to normal.... Nigerians ain't asking for 2 much... Politicians u are free to loot away your children's destiny....

but give us cheaper fuel... 10k fuel can't take me to work for a week... How much person dey earn if u use half of your salary buy fuel and food?

U claim few people are benefiting from d subsidy, since they are few... Then its very good.. Then go after d few people benefitting from fuel subsidy.. Free innocent civilians

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by Bubu4Sea: 2:18pm On Feb 12
grin

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by jos4kay: 2:19pm On Feb 12
hold body o, condom may be costly but baby food is costlier

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by Wealthoptulent(m): 2:19pm On Feb 12
HeatSeeker:


https://www.premiumtimesng.com/entertainment/naija-fashion/667594-lagos-residents-groan-as-cost-of-condoms-increases-by-200.html
hunger dey but ENERGY still dey too dey COLLECT?
even AREA FADA as a RICH MAN dey say GBOLA no RISE UP, but urs dey COMPETE RISE with DOLLARS

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by ajepako(f): 2:19pm On Feb 12
grin grin grin

The only small thing wey poor people dey take hold body for this Tinubu hard time

Na im don cost so.

Anyway, On his manhood they shall stand

Oro buruku toun-terin grin grin

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by pandoragirigory: 2:19pm On Feb 12
Durex condom of just 3 pieces is $5 in Liberia, I am not sure it is half of that in Nigeria, instead of talking about necessities, they are talking about condoms for fornication and adultries

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by Epstein(m): 2:19pm On Feb 12
grin

Let them use goat intestines....

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by DestinyNigga: 2:19pm On Feb 12
I go rush go buy 10 cartoons keep 😂😂😂

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by bestman09(m): 2:19pm On Feb 12
Different strokes for different people. I haven't completed the payment of my children's school fees and buying of foods. Haven't bought condom for over 15 years now, so no comment!

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by ungara17: 2:20pm On Feb 12
Wahala
Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by shiki(m): 2:20pm On Feb 12
Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by ghiloman28(m): 2:20pm On Feb 12
When you know the cost to treat infections you will know the cost of condom is cheap as sachet water.

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by ShitHead(m): 2:20pm On Feb 12
This is 2024.

Do people still use condoms?

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by LegacyB: 2:20pm On Feb 12
Blackfire:
Come 2027



The same people groaning under this economical chaos will still vote for him , under the hypnosis of tribalism, religionism , regionism and to spite other sensible nigerians


grin
7 years and 4 months to go

But what was different on Atiku or Obi’s manifesto. The problem is that you have a problem with a certain tribe. Leaders and followers are alike in Nigeria.

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by Offpoint1: 2:20pm On Feb 12
The 'kiss' I bought early last month for academic researcher purpose, was sold at N300. Something I bought for the same purpose 3 months before that at N150.

This will affect me academically, because I couldn't proceed with the last research due to change of schedule by my research partner. We were looking forward to reschedule on the 14th of this month.

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by tuoyoojo(m): 2:20pm On Feb 12
Na person wen don chop belle ful dey think of climbing woman

Them want to skin dive and catch "things"


By the time u dey find baba aisha herbal medicine to cure infection, u nor go reason govt anti people policies
Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by mobileboy: 2:21pm On Feb 12
Even ladies menstral pad price is over the roof

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by falconey(m): 2:21pm On Feb 12




Our problem is hunger not pussy please....


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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by phemmie06(m): 2:21pm On Feb 12
Among everything happening in this country na price of condom de worry una, no be person we chop belleful de climb mountain or ride bicycle.
Una don turn to Rivers women

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by IrepChrist: 2:21pm On Feb 12
I am a Christian and I will never join the bandwagon of people who think the world population should be reduced. But as it is, it's time for Nigerians to stopping have so many kids they don't have the financial capacity to take care of.

Nigeria did not prepare for this teaming population. Nigeria is almost the size of the population of the US. But Texas land mass and economy is bigger than Nigeria. We must do something now.

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by Badgers14: 2:22pm On Feb 12
Some people are worried about the cost of cement, some are worried about the cost of petrol while some are worried about the cost of condom..

That's life for you cool

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by Alexis11: 2:22pm On Feb 12
Hahaha na wetin concern person dem go complain about.

Still cheaper than diaper and infection treatment though. grin

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by Godstiger(m): 2:22pm On Feb 12
They should switch to withdrawal method,afterall we are all improvising
Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by CatchMeIfUCanMO: 2:23pm On Feb 12
Now, this is getting serious.

😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

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Re: Lagos Residents Groan As Cost Of Condoms Increases By 200% by Military0001: 2:23pm On Feb 12
Na condom be their problem.

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