Condoms are to be made freely available to third level students across the country.
As part of the National Condom Distribution Service, sexual health information will also be provided to students.
The information leaflets will direct students to HSE-led and HSE-funded websites for further information about sexual health and wellbeing.
Colleges can now order free condom dispensers from the HSE. This will enable the provision of free condoms and sexual health information to students on campuses nationwide https://t.co/rfV5eRrUmS @_respectprotect pic.twitter.com/7m61YRGqIS
— HSE Ireland (@HSELive) November 5, 2019
Third-level institutions can order free condom dispensers from the HSE, which will enable the provision of free condoms and sexual health information.
Health Minister Simon Harris says "It is essential we continue to make improvements in sexual education and remove barriers to contraception. This will reduce crisis pregnancies and reduce the rates of sexually transmitted infections.”
Róisín O’Donovan, USI Vice President for Welfare said, “Through this initiative, we hope to see an increase in awareness of the importance of using condoms to prevent STI’s and unplanned pregnancies amongst students.”