WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Combe Inc.’s Vagisil brand is donating $2 million worth of the Preventeza emergency contraception product to support women’s rights to education and access.
Starting with family planning centers, Vagisil’s donations will provide Preventeza (levonorgestrel tablet, 1.5 mg) to women nationwide.
“My passion and mission in life is to make education and access to intimate health approachable and accessible to every woman by changing the conversation from one of shame, stress and embarrassment, to one of empowerment, preparedness and education,” said Keech Combe Shetty, chief executive officer of Vagisil. “Our donations are demonstrative of our commitment to ensuring women are properly educated about EC [emergency contraception] and have access to EC and other important intimate health products.”
Vagisil said its mission is to increase awareness of the fact that nearly one in two women may need EC in their lifetime due to the risk of unintended pregnancies, yet less than 20% of women have actually used it. Due to this gap in knowledge, Vagisil has committed to donating EC to provide options to women who may be unable to afford or access EC to prevent an unintended pregnancy.
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