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It seems as though every week we report on a new product shortage in Venezuela, from rice to toilet paper to breast implants. Now the western hemisphere's most oil-rich country has an acute lack of condoms. But this latest scarcity to emerge in Venezuela’s economic crisis could be deadly to more than just romance. Thanks to a national currency crisis, Venezuela doesn’t have enough dollars to import the contraceptives. They’re so rare in Venezuela that a standard pack of 36 now costs more than...

How 'The Condom Lady' Teaches Local Seniors About Safe Sex

Oct 24, 2013
Charles Trainor Jr / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Kate GeMeiner, in a pixie haircut and a sensible brown pantsuit, holds up what, from the back of the room, appears to be a see-through balloon. It isn’t. “Never use Vaseline with a condom,” she says in her best announcer’s voice. “Never, only KY jelly.” The audience sits in rapt silence. “And before you use a condom, check it for the expiration date.” In a corner, a couple of women titter. Then, when she shows off a flavored condom, GeMeiner, 83, former hospice chaplain, PTA president,...