Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"City, Bars, and Barber Shops To Hand Out Free Condoms"

From Racine County Eye:

By Denise Lockwood in Business, Government · July 28, 2015

"In an effort to reduce the number of people who get sexually transmitted diseases, the Racine Health Department is kicking off an awareness campaign called 'Take Control: Your Body, Your Health,' which includes handing out free condoms in bars and barber shops.

"Racine County ranks fifth in the state for the number of people that have chlamydia, and it ranks fourth highest in the state for gonorrhea.  In the city, one out of 100 residents contracted an STD in 2014. Young adults ages 21 to 29 years-old consistently ranked high in having STDs.

“'Stopping the spread of STDs is our number one priority,' said Dottie-Kay Bowersox, public health administrator for the City of Racine Health Department. 'Getting people tested and treated before passing a disease on to a partner is a proven approach to reducing the burden of STDs and keeping our community healthy.'

"The goal of the campaign is to increase the use of the Racine Health Department STD clinic by 10 percent, and to prevent and stop the spread of STDs, according to a press release by the Racine Health Department."

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I don't go to bars or barbershops.  Where's my free condoms?

1 comment:

kkdither said...

I think it is great. I also believe they should be available in the high school nurse's office with no questions and no strings attached. But, that is too controversial, and will never happen. Just say no to your hormones and sex, teenagers. Right. That'll work.