.- The Latin American director of the Population Research Institute, Carlos Polo, recently charged that the United Nations' donation of 20,000 âfemale condomsâ given to Peruâs âfamily planningâ programs are part of a âhuge businessâ that involves more than $33 billion worldwide.
Peruâs Ministry of Health announced Dec. 12 that the U.N. Population Fund had donated 20,000 female condoms for the country to use in its campaign against AIDS.
Polo clarified on Dec. 13 that the 20,000 female condoms were given free-of-charge to Peru, but that once they are included officially as part of the governmentâs family planning program, âthe Peruvian State will have to pay for them with tax-payer money.â
âThis is the same thing that has happened with other contraceptive methods,â he explained.
According to a report from the U.N. Population Fund, $33 billion was spent on population control in 2008, with $10 billion coming from international corporations. The other $23 billion came from the governments of poor countries and from consumer sales of contraceptives, Polo said.
âContrary to what the international organizations â who portray themselves as âthe good guysâ â say,â Polo continued, they only contributed a little more than âthree percent of the total cost.â
The U.N. Population Fund report states that the goal for population programs is to spend some $65 billion âin order to meet the goals supposedly agreed to at the conference in Cairo,â he explained.
âThis means the U.N. Population Fund needs to raise funds for its questionable population policies, from supporting Chinaâs one-child-per-family policy and forced abortions to including this ânoveltyâ of female condoms,â Polo said.