New contraceptive shot to reach 69 poor countries

November 14, 2014 12:13 AM

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A contraceptive shot will soon be available at one dollar per dose in 69 of the world's poorest countries, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Pfizer pharmaceuticals announced Thursday.

The move expands a pilot program already begun in a handful of African countries to offer Sayana Press, a single-dose contraceptive which lasts for about three months.

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