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Almost half of under 25s 'never use a condom with a new partner'

Public Health England launches a new campaign to get more people thinking about using condoms.

15 December 2017
BBC Health
India bans condom adverts during primetime TV

Move is aimed at protecting children but campaigner warns it could undo decades of progress on sexual health.

12 December 2017
The Guardian
The C-word? ‘Condom’ reportedly too graphic for Russian Education Ministry to be used in HIV lesson

Prudish officials want to avoid “delicate topics,” including the use of the word “condom,” a particular bone of contention, deeming it “unacceptable” language when educating minors.

06 November 2017
Condom distribution schemes in England

This study provides an assessment of the number and types of condom distribution schemes in England and a knowledge base from which to develop a standardised framework for the evaluation and benchmarking of C-Card scheme (a type of multi-component condom distribution scheme). C-Card schemes were successful in engaging the key population of young people, especially those aged 15-19 years.

13 October 2017
Public Health England
A Condom-Maker’s Discovery: Size Matters

Condoms get a bad rap for being a bad wrap. Men often complain of discomfort, diminished sensation and poor fit. Now, changes by the Food and Drug Administration and industry-standards groups have opened the door to the condom equivalent of bespoke suits. A Boston-based company has begun selling custom-fit condoms in 60 sizes, in combinations of 10 lengths and nine circumferences.

13 October 2017
New York Times
Reconsidering Primary Prevention: a Call To Action For The Global HIV Response

"The [HIV] prevention toolbox is getting bigger, but the application of the tools is getting smaller. For...prevention to stand a chance, the silence, denial, negativity, and moralism surrounding sex and drug use must end. Policy makers and donors, including governments, must shed their reluctance to openly and positively address sex and drug use in their public health discourse and responses to HIV."

09 October 2017
How you can help to prevent HIV

Whether through testing regularly, using condoms, taking preventative drugs or becoming 'undetectable', a new campaign is encouraging Londoners to 'do it your way'.

18 September 2017
Evening Standard
US: Access to female condoms improving under Medicaid, but obstacles to use remain

More states are making female condoms available through Medicaid, a new study found. But few women are using them, researchers say.

29 August 2017
South Africa: Parents, principals will no longer decide whether pupils access condoms at schools

School governing bodies and parents will no longer be able to prevent pupils from getting condoms at schools, according to a new basic education department policy released on Wednesday.

14 June 2017
USA: Female Condoms, Used by Women and Men for HIV Prevention, Will Now Be Prescription Only

With the manufacturer banking on birth control benefits under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to bolster sales, the oft-overlooked method may now cost as much as $20 per condom for the uninsured if they can't get it through Health Departments or non-profits.

13 June 2017
The Body
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