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Govt to distribute free condoms to Gold Card subscribers

The National Health Security Office (NHSO) is gearing up to distribute almost 100 million condoms for free to subscribers of the 30-baht universal healthcare scheme who reach reproductive age this year.

NHSO secretary-general Jadej Thammatacharee said yesterday that gold card subscribers can sign up to receive their free condoms — which will be distributed with lubricating gel — through the Paotang application, starting from Feb 1.

The decision was taken as condoms are seen as an effective tool against unwanted pregnancies, as well as the transmission of sexually-transmitted diseases, such as syphilis, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, as well as human papilloma virus infections, which can cause ovarian cancer.

Each eligible person will receive 10 condoms per week for an entire year, he…

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