YMGT – condom distribution scheme C-card

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Bristols Condom Distribution Scheme  C – card

What is the C-card Scheme?

  • The C-card scheme aims to make free condoms more accessible at local venues that young people are already visiting.  YMGT staff are trained to distribute free condoms to young people aged 13-25. We are trained to ensure young people are getting up to date information about local sexual health and contraception services and increase opportunities to talk to trained workers.
  • Young people can register for the C-card scheme following a ‘talk’ during which they are taught how to use a condom, what to do if the condom breaks and get information about other local services.

What do teens in Bristol Think?

  • Half of the teenagers interviewed lived in non traditional family set-ups.  The looked up to/respected their mums the most.  Dads received the same levels of respect as celebrities.
  • 57% of teenagers believe you don’t have to be in a relationship to have sex.
  • 8 in 10 think there is pressure on boys to have sex
  • 9 in 10 believe there is pressure on girls to have sex.
  • 1 in 5 teenagers do not worry about the consequences of having sex at all and did not use any protection the last time they had sex.  Teenagers ideas of sexual consequences are not in line with those of health professionals.
  • 1 in 2 teenagers think sex is better without condoms
  • 1 in 2 teenage girls think that boys only want them for sex.
  • 45% would be too embarrassed to obtain condoms and only 3% think condoms are their responsibility.
  • 6% of all teens would ideally like to have had a baby by the time they are 21 and only 1% believe the best age to have a baby is under 18.  However, 1 in 3 girls would still be okay/happy about it, if they fell pregnant by 16/17.

for further information on the C- card Scheme –  www.4ypbristol.co.uk




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