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Prevention/Epidemiology

North Carolina: Condom Dispensers Promote Student Health and Safety

February 21, 2013

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) plans to install condom dispensers throughout the campus in an effort to promote public health. UNC-CH will install 10 dispensers in locations such as the Rams Head Recreation Center and the Student Union. Currently, students can obtain condoms from Campus Health; however, with the dispensers located across the campus, students now will have private access and more anonymity. Condom usage will prevent the spread of STDs. Young adults are especially vulnerable; nearly half of new STD infections occur among youth between the ages of 15 and 24. STDs cost the United States approximately $17 billion in healthcare costs per year. The condom dispensers will be installed in April.

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Adapted from:
The Daily Tar Heel (NC)
02.19.2013; The Editorial Board, The Daily Tar Heel


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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