May 18, 2022

Pregnant women die from Covid in Brazil In Brazil

more than 500 pregnant women have died from Covid in the past two years alone. Adding to this tragedy is that many of these women were infected during their first trimester and didn’t know they had it. Even worse, most deaths happened before the mothers even knew they were pregnant! These stories are tragic and we want to do everything we can to help prevent them from happening again.

The Brazilian government could save thousands of lives if it makes condoms available over-the-counter. We believe the Brazilian people deserve to have access to this safe, easy and effective form of contraception. This is why we are asking Brazil’s Congress to demand that President Dilma sign a decree making condoms available over-the-counter immediately. Please join us in this campaign for safe sex by adding your name to the petition below.

The petition to President Dilma below has been translated from English into Portuguese, so you can sign it in either language.
After signing, be sure to click on the “Done” button at the bottom of this page so your signature will count! If we can get 1,000 people to take action, Laila Bolivar will hand-deliver all of these petitions and your name to Brazilian leaders at the International AIDS Conference in July.

Brazilian Government: Make Condoms Available Over-the-Counter! Brazil is No. 18 in the world for number of people living with HIV, according to UNAIDS . The country also has one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy and maternal mortality in Latin America. The Brazilian government can help prevent these two tragedies by making condoms available over-the-counter. Please sign our petition to demand that President Dilma do just that! We are asking the Brazilian people to help us get 10,000 signatures for this campaign. If we can get 1,000 people to take action, Laila Bolivar will hand-deliver all of these petitions and your name to Brazilian leaders at the International AIDS Conference in July. Please sign in either language, and then click Done. To learn more about our campaign to make condoms available over-the-counter in Brazil, watch this video:

The New York Times reported on the maternal mortality crisis in Brazil

Since fetal alcohol syndrome can be prevented by avoiding alcohol during pregnancy, we want to thank everyone who signed and shared the petition. We are sending it to Congress!

5 months ago, our close friend Aline Rolim de Lima began an amazing journey. Her baby boy was born with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), one of the most severe birth defects that can be prevented if a woman avoids drinking during pregnancy. We want to thank everyone who signed and shared a petition we started asking Brazil’s Congress to support making condoms available over-the-counter. Unfortunately, we need to do more.