National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
25 May 2017
There were approximately 435,000 new diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England in 2015. Condoms can protect against many STIs including HIV, chlamydia, and gonorrhoea. Barriers to condom use include cost, particularly for poorer people. Social norms and religious or cultural beliefs can also be a barrier because of stigma or embarrassment.
This Guidelines for Nurses summary of the NICE guidance on condom distribution schemes aims to reduce the risk of STIs.
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