‘Condom trees’ In Australia

Condom TreeAn unusual scheme operating in Broome, in northern Western Australia, to curb sexually transmitted infections, could be expanded to the Pilbara in the state’s north-west.
Broome health authorities have been experimenting with ‘condom trees’ to try to reduce the Kimberley’s disease rates – the highest in the country.
Public health nurse Karen Lynch says there has been considerable interest in the scheme from the regional sexual health team in the Pilbara where infection rates are also substantial.
She says more than 4,000 condoms have been taken from canisters hanging from trees in public places around Broome since a trial started six months ago.
“With the condom tree really what we were providing was availability and accessibility to free condom trees 24/7 in private locations where people can feel comfortable in accessing condoms,” she said.
from ABC News

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