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Taxpayer-Funded Condom Delivery Program For Teens Expanding In California

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A selection of condoms at a drug store. (William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

A selection of condoms at a drug store. (William B. Plowman/Getty Images)

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FRESNO (CBS) -A California-based program allows children as young as 12-years-old to have condoms delivered to their home for free.

The taxpayer-funded program allows kids between the ages of 12 and 19 to get up to 10 condoms a month mailed to their home, without parental permission.

The Condom Access Project, run by the California Family Health Council, targets counties with high numbers of sexual transmitted diseases among teenagers and just expanded to include Fresno and San Diego counties. Those counties were selected for their high rates of gonorrhea chlamydia among teens.

So far more than 30,000 condoms have been delivered across the Golden State. The CFHC also regularly distributes free condoms to clinics and youth organizations throughout the state. The program also operates in parts of San Francisco and Alameda counties.

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