Friday, February 10, 2006

Condom Trees

A safe-sex initiative in Broome, Western Australia, which involves providing condoms from canisters hung in trees, has been approved for a six-month trial period.

The Broome Shire met today and voted to set up the "condom trees".

Shire president Graeme Campbell says the council agreed to the trial because of the very high rate of sexually transmitted infections in the Kimberley.

Mr Campbell says the shire will use the trial period to determine the effectiveness of the "condom trees".

"Based on a report that will be given to us by the end of the trial period after the fifth month, we'll meet again and decide whether we wish to continue with the program or not," he said.

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