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Contraceptives Donated To Puerto Rico Amid Zika Epidemic Face Delivery Delays, Public Health Officials Say

Reuters: Exclusive: In Zika-struck Puerto Rico, trouble delivering donated contraceptives
“Only a small fraction of contraceptives donated in Puerto Rico to prevent Zika-related birth defects are expected to get to the women who need them this month, public health officials told Reuters. The donations — tens of thousands of intrauterine devices and birth control pill packs — came from major health care companies as the virus spreads rapidly through the island. The delivery delays illustrate the struggles of Puerto Rico’s health care system, which is faltering amid the commonwealth’s financial crisis…” (Mincer, 6/20).

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