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CONDOMS TO BE MADE FREE FOR ALL 18 TO 25-YEAR-OLDS FROM JANUARY ONWARDS, IN FRANCE

Young people between the ages of 18 to 25 will have free access to condoms with effect from January, as the country tries to stem the spread of STDs, according to the BBC.

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French President Emmanuel Macron said that the youths will be able to collect free condoms from pharmacies, as he described the move as being a “small revolution in prevention.”

Between 2020 and 2021, the country saw a 30% increase in the number of STD cases.

Macron addressed the country’s education on intercourse, describing it as being challenging, he said: “We are not very good on this subject and the reality is very different from theory.”

The move also comes in the wake of other initiatives to improve access to contraception targeting the spread of STDs.

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France previously made contraception free earlier this year, for all women up to 26 years old.

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