Last week, I did a show in Malmö, Sweden. As we were setting up, I noticed a large bowl of condoms and sachets of lubricant by the sinks in the toilets.
"Do you mind if I take some?" I asked the barmaid. "Go ahead," she replied. "Thanks, it's just they're so expensive in the UK." She looked puzzled and jokingly replied, "Why? Do they want teenage pregnancies?"
So there's the question. Do we want teenage pregnancies? The answer is, surely, no. Or at least not unintended teenage pregnancies.
The obvious way to minimise teen pregnancy is to ensure that young people have comprehensive compulsory sex education and easy access to free contraception that suits them. The news this week that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) is recommending that contraception should be more readily available is cause for jubilation.
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