Ed Schweppe (edschweppe) wrote,
Ed Schweppe
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A new piece of mandatory plastic?

According to the Associated Press, via the Boston Globe:
BOGOTA, Colombia --A western Colombian city councilman wants to require everyone in town 14 or older to carry a condom to prevent pregnancy and disease, outraging local priests.

William Pena, a councilman in Tulua, said Wednesday he will present a formal proposal to force all men and women -- even those just visiting -- to always carry at least one condom. Those caught empty-pocketed could pay a fine of $180 or take a safe sex course, he said.

"Sexual relations are going on constantly," Pena told The Associated Press by telephone. "If you carry a condom, chances are you'll use it during the day. It's not going to be there forever."

Tulua has one of the highest rates of AIDS in Colombia, he said. The proposal will be debated by other town leaders and could go into effect by March, he said.

This'll be an interesting story to watch - especially since I'm about to start facilitating another session of Our Whole Lives, where I provide fact-based sexuality education to local eighth graders.

Full story here.
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