Paris: A country in Europe is worried about the rise of sexually transmitted diseases among the youth. Unwanted pregnancy has also emerged as a big problem for this country these days. Actually, sexually transmitted diseases like AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) and HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) are increasing rapidly among the youth of France. A large number of citizens up to 25 years of age are becoming victims of these sexually transmitted diseases. Therefore, the French government has now taken a big initiative to curb it. President Emmanuel Macron has decided to make condoms free to protect young people from "unwanted pregnancy" and "sexually transmitted infections".
According to the decision of President Macron, from the new year i.e. from January 1, 2023, 'condoms' will be made free for youth between 18 and 25 years. The government has taken this decision at a time when a large number of youth in the country are getting infected with sexually transmitted diseases and many women are facing ''unwanted pregnancy.'' In France, the economic condition of the poor people is already bad due to high inflation, and in such a situation, fighting and getting treatment for infectious diseases has become a big problem for them.
In France, girls under the age of 25 are already given free birth control (contraceptives) by the government to ensure that unwanted pregnancy does not become a problem for them. Although this policy of the government does not apply to men. President Macron said on Thursday that from January 1, people aged 18-25 will be able to get condoms for free at a pharmacy or medical clinic. After this decision of President Macron, there has been a debate on why minors were not included in this decision of 'free condoms'. However, the President has assured that the implementation of this policy on minors will also be considered.