Advocates for Youth and Trojan Team Up for the 13th Year to Promote Sexual Health on College Campuses Across the Country
The Condom Collective opens their annual application window for colleges to apply for access to free condoms, creating healthier and more educated campuses nationwide.
Washington DC – Sex education is under attack. Only 24 states and the District of Columbia mandate sex education be taught in schools, meanwhile, conservative policymakers and extremist groups are leading multi-state campaigns to pass legislation in statehouses aimed at keeping young people from getting the honest, factual information they need and deserve.
Young people on college campuses are fed up that fewer than half of all high schools are teaching sexual health topics the CDC considers essential, and are taking action with support from Advocates for Youth, giving out 1 million Trojan Brand condoms on their campuses and organizing to increase access to contraceptives.
Advocates for Youth and Trojan are opening the annual application window for The Condom Collective (formerly known as the Great American Condom Campaign), a youth-led grassroots movement to make condoms available to every student who needs them. The Condom Collective will provide colleges who apply with free condoms to promote sexual health and make their communities a better place.
“Young people have the right to live healthy lives, which includes access to condoms, contraception, and the full array of reproductive health care services,” said Kinjo Kiema, Manager of State & Local Campaigns at Advocates for Youth. “Unfortunately, too many young people face barriers accessing sexual health resources. The Condom Collective empowers young people to take control of their sexual health.”
“I like being a part of the Condom Collective because it provides me with the resources to educate students and my community about safe sex and their contraceptive rights,” said Stephon Camp, who supports the Condom Collective at IU Southeast and has distributed over 6,500 condoms.
“The CDC has found that condoms are highly effective in protecting against HIV and other STIs. That’s important when every day, almost 25,000 young people get an STI. Trojan is proud to partner with Condom Collective SafeSites to help enable young people to explore their sexuality safely and with confidence.” said Stephanie Berez, Director of Marketing for Trojan.
The Condom Collective is campaigning across the country to provide students with access to sexual health resources and education in hopes of reducing the prevalence of STIs among young people. Applications to receive free condoms are open July 31 through September 18. For more information or to join the Condom Collective, click here!
Advocates for Youth partners with youth leaders, adult allies, and youth-serving organizations to advocate for policies and champion programs that recognize young people’s rights to honest sexual health information; accessible, confidential, and affordable sexual health services; and the resources and opportunities necessary to create sexual health equity for all youth.
For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 1, 2019
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