Free condoms are being introduced for people aged 18 to 25

“Little revolution”: Free condoms are introduced for people aged 18 to 25

Free condoms for young people. Why?

French President Emmanuel Macron said condoms will be available free in pharmacies for 18- to 25-year-olds in a bid to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies among young people.

“It’s a small revolution for contraception,” Emmanuel Macron announced during a health debate with young people in Fontaine-le-Comte, a suburb of Poitiers in western France.

Emanuel Makron (Beta AP)

The move comes after the government began offering free birth control to all women under 25 this year, extending the scheme to under-18s to ensure young women don’t stop taking contraception because they can’t afford it.

The national health system already reimburses the cost of condoms if prescribed by a doctor or midwife, a measure intended to combat the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.

Macron assesses that France is generally “not good” when it comes to sex education.

“Reality is very, very different from theory. This is an area where we need to educate our teachers much better.”

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