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Hometown Game-changers!

Posted by Condomologist on March 4, 2009

As part of an excellent, thoughtful, passionate group of sexual health folk in Philadelphia called Connect to Protect, I was at a meeting today for our subcommittee devoted to improving condom distribution and availability efforts in the city. And while it’s vital that we explore all possible avenues of getting condoms in the hands of young people, the meeting ended with a general consensus that all the condoms in the world won’t solve problems of hopelessness, despair, family disintegration, general apathy, and dislike of how condoms feel — all possible contributing factors to the decision not to wear one. As one woman put it, quoting another colleague, “These kids can be lying in a bed full of condoms and they still won’t wear one.” Amen.

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