Swiss Offer Small Condoms —for 12-Year-Olds

They complained regulars were too large
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2010 3:38 PM CST
Switzerland is introducing condoms for 12-year-olds.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – Switzerland is now offering extra-small condoms for 12- to 14-year-olds to encourage safe sex. The move comes after a government study turned up two nuggets: more teens are having sex, and many go without protection because regular condoms are too large. The Hotshot is 1.7 inches wide, compared to the usual 2 inches.

"The result that shocked us concerned young boys who display apparently risky behavior," a researcher tells the Telegraph. "The results of this study suggest that early prevention makes sense."

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