L.A. gov’t. to distribute free condoms via bus to city residents

Suit Up LA free condoms May 2013The wheels on the bus go round and round all throughout Los Angeles…passing out free condoms.

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health announced this week that it will be sending a 40-foot-long bus filled with free condoms throughout the city of angels, encouraging them to “suit up” with condoms to prevent unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

“Suit Up” was the winning theme from the city’s condom wrapper design competition. All condoms distributed by the city’s condom bus will feature the bow-tie logo.

LA residents can also check the condom mobile’s website to find a stop nearest them.

The health department’s goal is to not just distribute one million condoms, but rather one million and one before the bus’s tour is finished. The health department has also partnered up with local LGBT sports leagues to help spread awareness.

“Gay athletes have always been in sports and we’re delighted some professional athletes have made steps to live their life honestly in the public’s eye,” Garsten Bergguist, vice president of Lambda Basketball, said in a press release.

The state of California also has its own free condom initiative. The Condom Access Project sends ten free condoms per month to 12-to-19-year-olds living in areas with high rates of sexually transmitted diseases and teenage pregnancy who request the contraceptives online.

California isn’t the only state encouraging safer sex, either.  Twenty-two high schools in Philadelphia actually have dispensers installed which distribute free condoms to the students, while students in some New York City public high schools can get the morning-after pill and other birth control drugs for free from their school nurse.

If Los Angeles really wanted to promote safe sex, however, they really should just ask Coach Carr from “Mean Girls” to help out.

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  1. sda says:

    Gross. Glad I iive in the south where we live by a bit more discipline and teach our children morals. The government wants to change that now.

    1. Wallace says:

      Actually, teen pregnancy rates have declined within recent years through programs like these. However “The South” still remains the highest in Teen pregnancy rates. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/teen-pregnancy-rates-drop-nearly-every-state.php

      1. sda says:

        Well, that is true in some communities. Can’t say more.

  2. Rich Grise says:

    Anybody want to place bets on how long it will take the NAACP and Al Sharpton et al to start screaming “Genocide!”?

    I’ll put ten bucks on 72 hours.

  3. Leave it to LA to take inappropriate action. If they have to pass out something, why not the old “Pro Kits” that the military used to give out before liberty. Contained condom plus a soap impregnated rag with which to clean areas of possible external infection. And instructions for use. Our “Golden State” really Californicated this one up.

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