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Feb 14

What is National Condom Week Anyway?

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 in News Release

In the US, February is National Condom Month. Various institutions also celebrate national Condom Day on or around February 14.

Originally started in 1978 by students on the campus of the University of California – Berkeley, as an educational event designed to promote condom use and safer sex practices among Cal students.

Engagement condomDuring the 1980s – 1990s National Condom Week expanded from a local campus event to one that was embraced by universities, high schools, AIDS organizations, sexually transmitted infection awareness organizations, family planning organizations and pharmacies.

While humor is used to help provide education, National Condom Week has become a tool to help educate young adults about serious risks involved with unprotected sex. This includes the risk of catching and spreading sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS as well as helping to prevent unintended pregnancies.

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