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Last Updated: Friday, 13 October 2006, 13:44 GMT 14:44 UK
Call to sell condoms in schools
Guernsey's director of public health has said he would back the introduction of condom machines in island schools.

It follows a 2% rise in the number of teenage pregnancies in the past 12 years, with 67 babies born to under-18s between 1999 and 2003.

Dr David Jeffs said contraception should be more easily available for young people.

Jersey's health minister is also considering putting condom machines in secondary school toilets.

Dr Jeffs said: "We certainly support condom machines not only in school toilets but wherever the public has access.

"I think you have got to realise that sometimes sex is not premeditated but we would like to think that people did take precautions and try to reduce of the risk of getting pregnant, if they did decide to have sex."




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