Condom access after lockdown
posted by: Jonathan Shaw
Where can I get condoms now lockdown is over?
Young people aged 13-24 can get condoms free of charge through the Devon CCard scheme, along with useful sexual health information. CCard sites are in different places across the county but most schools and colleges have one – ask your school nurse or pastoral team – it’s confidential. You can check for your nearest site by using the site locator on this website. Schools and colleges aren’t on the map.
Then the CCard scheme is perfect for you. Not only will you have a one to one chat with an experienced worker, you’ll have the chance to get all your questions answered. If giving you condoms is the right thing for you, then that’s what we’ll do!
Clinics in Barnstaple, Exeter and Torbay
You can get condoms from clinic whenever you attend for an appointment.
You can also request a call back by phone to discuss a condom supply.
If you are a man who has sex with men (MSM) living in Devon & Torbay, you can access free condoms by post from the Eddystone Trust.
MSM can access packages of condoms from Eddystone every 3 months, with occasional top-ups if required. Eddystone are also currently sending out one-off bundles to people requesting over the age of 18 – this will be continually reviewed as COVID restrictions ease.
NHS Freedoms Shop
You have to pay for these but they’re much cheaper than some pharmacies or supermarkets – as little as 14p each!
Why use condoms: 5 good reasons
- A lot of people would say safer sex is better sex because it stops worry from killing the mood.
- Condoms are very effective at stopping you catching sexually transmitted infections(STIs) – they’re not all easily treated with antibiotics and you can catch some STI’s through oral sex, so use condoms for that as well.
- They reduce the chance of unintended pregnancy.
- Condom use is associated with a lower risk of cervical cancer.
- Little chance of any side effects.
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