Montgomery County is launching a condom distribution program in some of its high schools, following the lead of Washington, D.C., which has passed out condoms to students since the ’90s. As rates of sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia and gonorrhea continue to rise, we explore how condom distribution fits into wider public health and education strategies for combating the spread of STIs.

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  • Travis Gayles Chief Public Health Services Health Officer for the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Adalphie Johnson Programs Director for SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders)
  • Veronica Urquilla STD Education and Outreach Manager at the D.C. Department of Health
  • Jill Ortman-Fouse Montgomery County Board of Education member

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