posted by: Jonathan Shaw
The Devon and Torbay condom card (c-card) scheme has been around for a long time. It is time to see if it’s still wanted, still needed and what can happen to make it a better service for you.
Torbay and Devon Public Health teams are part of the local council. It is their job to make sure you get great sexual health services. That is why they’re asking what you think. It will help you, and other young people, to get what you might need to keep you safe when it comes to sex and relationships.
You can fill in the questions on your own or talk it over with your friends / partner / trusted adults and see what you all think. All answers will be anonymous, and all answers will help us to decide.
Please take 5 mins to answer a few questions using this link
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