BOYS as young as 12 are to be issued with condom “credit cards” allowing them to pick up free contraception at football grounds, barber’s shops and scout huts.
So far so good……..
Condoms will be distributed at places where boys congregate, to spare them the embarrassment of visiting sexual health clinics or GPs’ surgeries or facing a shop assistant at a chemist’s counter.
Still sounding reasonable…….
They will be given a lesson about the use of condoms before being issued with the card. Boys who attend additional talks about sexually transmitted diseases will get a stamp on their card, which those running the scheme hope will become a status symbol.
Hah! Knew they’d blow it, so, instead of the embarrassment of ‘visiting sexual health clinics or GPs’ surgeries or facing a shop assistant’ they will just have the embarrassment of visiting the ‘Brook advisory service’ to qualify for a ‘condom card’ which will allow them to pick up a condom from someone known to them, like their local scout master………- and the difference in the eyes of a 12 year old boy is – what precisely?
Brook advisory service, funded by local health authorities, how to make a simple transaction complicated……..
Just put the condoms in a dish in the local youth club, those 12 year olds will figure out how to ‘put them on’ – a service apparently provided by Brook in their splendiferous efforts not to embarass 12 year old boys – all by themselves.
As for the ’stamp on the card becoming a status symbol’, words fail me………
Who pays these people?
Oh, that’s right, we do………..