Advertising condoms: raising awareness or promoting promiscuity?

Bainbridge, Jane
May 2009
British Journal of Midwifery;May2009, Vol. 17 Issue 5, p327
Academic Journal
The article examines issues related to teenage sexual activity, sex education and the promotion of condom use in Great Britain. The article discusses how sex education has developed from the promotion of abstinence to government-funded advertisement of condoms, the morning-after pill and abortion services. The article discusses the amount of money allocated towards the advertisement of these products and the controversy surrounding the issue.


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