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Last Updated: Tuesday, 8 June, 2004, 17:48 GMT 18:48 UK
Young people to get free condoms
Free condoms are to be given to young people in North Yorkshire to cut the number of teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases.

Under the Selby and York primary care trust's campaign, condoms will be given to people thought to be most at risk.

They include young people between the ages of 16 and 25, homeless people and those travelling abroad.

The NHS trust said one-third of 16 to 19 year olds use no contraception the first time they have sex.

The NHS trust has launched a 10-year "teenage pregnancy strategy" for the City of York and North Yorkshire.

The strategy's main aim is to reduce the number of teenage pregnancies across North Yorkshire though education, guidance and advice.

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