Oct. 5: Cambridge University is helping first-year students with their sex education — by handing out a record number of condoms.
Freshers at the university are entitled to free contraceptives to help them avoid STDs and unwanted pregnancies during their first year. Under a new scheme the students are entitled to as many as a staggering 60 free condoms a week.
It means if all the 3,500 freshers at Cambridge used their full allocation they would get through a whopping 10,920,000 condoms. Officials are handing out free contraception packs as well as “condom cards”, called C-Cards, which pupils can use to get hold of more condoms.
Student welfare officer Chris Page, 21, who rolled out the pilot scheme said so far he had received an overwhelmingly “positive” response from students. The English graduate from Sidney Sussex college said: “We have certainly bought a very high number of condoms — it’s a record.”