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Free Condom App for NYC: Handy or Unnecessary?

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New Yorkers in need of quick, affordable protection will never have to locate a drug store again, and will even save money by avoiding them. All they've got to do is pull up the NYC Health Department's Condom Finder Services app -- and bam! Free condoms. The app will direct users to the nearest location that offers free Lifestyles condoms, and there are apparently over 1,000 participating locations in the NYC area alone.

NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley told The New York Daily News, "New Yorkers are mobile, so we need to reach them both with sexual health information and easy access to service information wherever they are ... We distributed well over 36 million male condoms and 1 million female condoms last year." Apparently there is a high demand for cheap birth control among smart phone users. Go figure. Do you think New York's free condom app is handy or unnecessary?


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  • TheBorg 2012/02/14 22:18:49
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    TheBorg
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    As long as I am the one not paying for them ~ I don't care. If my tax dollars are paying for condoms for people who can afford smart phones, then I'm pissed.

    care tax dollars paying condoms people afford smart phones pissed

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  • Dydy 2012/03/31 22:56:44
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    Dydy
    Ok, yeah it's a bit unfair tht ppls taxes would have to go into help pay for the condoms but seriously, it eliminates so many other problems tht r worst like stds, unwanted pregnancies, abortions, etc.
  • Posha King 2012/03/02 22:46:33
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    Posha King
    I think for a city it's size and with it's constant influx of new residents, this app can help in so many ways. With prostitution like it is, college age kids, everyone strapped for cash, this is handy. This isn't a question of who's paying for it or should they. This is just a matter of is it practical or pointless. :)
  • Vitalani 2012/03/01 00:33:26
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    Vitalani
    This is a wonderful idea. How could anyone not think so?
  • Deborah Donnison 2012/02/29 23:25:18
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    Deborah Donnison
    Anything to help prevent pregnacy and STD's.
  • Liliana 2012/02/24 00:53:48
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    Liliana
    well, considering that lately kids as young as 12 years of age are engaging in sexual acts i think its good to keep safe, however i don't encourage sexual activity
  • stevie.luplow 2012/02/22 00:03:30
    Handy
    stevie.luplow
    +2
    Better safe than sorry
  • snooki stevie.... 2012/02/22 16:18:09
    snooki
    ya
  • Job 2012/02/21 06:23:47
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    Job
    Not just handy but required. It should be a law to put them over their head.
  • jacklkemp 2012/02/21 02:35:46
    Unnecessary
    jacklkemp
    Jeez people foot the bill for your sexual proclivities. Don't make other people pay for your jollies.
  • GERARD ... jacklkemp 2012/03/01 08:47:26
    GERARD MARTIN
    Would you rather they continue to spread diseases or have babies they cannot support?
  • jacklkemp GERARD ... 2012/03/06 02:07:15
    jacklkemp
    Is it my responsibility to cover their irresponsibility? I think not.
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/02/19 21:26:22
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    Margaret Jacobson
    anything to stop "unwanted" babies, aids, diseases etc..................free is sometimes best in a pinch.................remember the girl generally gets "stuck with the results"...........great thing.
  • GERARD ... Margare... 2012/03/01 08:48:04
    GERARD MARTIN
    Well said!
  • shawanna 2012/02/19 06:51:33
    Unnecessary
    shawanna
    That's how people get diesesis
  • S123 shawanna 2012/02/25 02:37:17
    S123
    What do you mean?
  • Deborah... shawanna 2012/02/29 23:27:14
    Deborah Donnison
    Yeah, what DO you mean??
  • Jenni shawanna 2012/03/14 03:16:27
    Jenni
    Yeah, seriously. What do you mean? First of all, that's not how you spell "diseases". I bet you were that one kid in second grade who couldn't spell "nonchalant". Anyways, how do condoms spread diseases?
  • Jacqui 2012/02/18 23:53:34
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    Jacqui
    +2
    This sounds like the best idea NYC has had in a long time. App needs to be available throughout the WHOLE country
  • jordan ashley 2012/02/18 23:43:21
    Unnecessary
    jordan ashley
    That is discussing
  • shadow76 2012/02/17 20:10:27
    Unnecessary
    shadow76
    More stupid spending for tax payers to pay for, they are really good at stealing and throwing away other people's money.
  • GERARD ... shadow76 2012/03/01 08:55:49
    GERARD MARTIN
    It is not stupid spending; it is smart. Will save having to pay welfare and health care, as well as preventing the birth of one who may not be wanted. Our prisons are full of people who were born into homes where they were not wanted!
    All of us have done stupid things when young; but let's not have a baby suffer because of his parents bad thinking.
  • shadow76 GERARD ... 2012/03/01 09:21:56
    shadow76
    You know a condom is not fool proof. How would you know who was wanted? I just toed of paying for other people's laziness.
  • GERARD ... shadow76 2012/03/01 10:32:16
    GERARD MARTIN
    What does your TOE have to do with this?
  • dragon88 2012/02/17 17:59:53
    Unnecessary
    dragon88
    +1
    Now there will be more sluts.
  • Deborah... dragon88 2012/02/29 23:28:20
    Deborah Donnison
    It takes a Perv to come up with a line like yours.
  • dragon88 Deborah... 2012/04/23 13:40:03
    dragon88
    What I said is the truth. Next thing you know there will be free birth control in all high schools. Which means more sluts and more women murdering unborn babies. Did you know that from 1970-2012 there have been over 30 million abortions in the U.S. alone? Women should only have an abortion if they can prove that they were raped.
  • GERARD ... dragon88 2012/03/01 08:56:48
    GERARD MARTIN
    But less will spread diseases or have an unwanted child.
  • RyanMccormack 2012/02/17 17:23:22
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    RyanMccormack
    better than aids!
  • YouSirName RyanMcc... 2012/02/18 17:16:39
    YouSirName
    +1
    better than abortion
    better than unwanted children
  • art1ej 2012/02/17 15:49:45
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    art1ej
    for the people who prob cant afford them...anyone else can just pay for them like i do.....
  • valemary 2012/02/17 13:37:23
    Unnecessary
    valemary
    I am thinking that when the free condom program was made it was to serve the less fortunate of the population, to help control the spread or STD's. These should go out to the people who can't afford to get condoms not to people who can afford the smart phone plan. If you have enough money to pay for your phone and the monthly fees attached to that choice surely you can afford to pay for your condoms.
  • GERARD ... valemary 2012/03/01 09:01:12
    GERARD MARTIN
    +1
    In the long run, free condoms will be cheaper than welfare, medicare, food stamps, and crowded prisons and medical facilities.
  • valemary GERARD ... 2012/03/01 13:40:17
    valemary
    one who does not want to even pay for the condom, will most likely not pay for the child either.
  • enaud 2012/02/17 12:10:14
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    enaud
    The program that hands out these condoms existed before the app came along. The smartphone app is just another way of spreading this information.
  • FPSRules 2012/02/17 10:26:21
    Unnecessary
    FPSRules
    Sad.
  • mamacrash 2012/02/17 04:26:06
    Unnecessary
    mamacrash
    Again, take responsibility out of people's hands. Men and women need to take their own lives in their hands.......
  • YouSirName mamacrash 2012/02/18 17:18:14
    YouSirName
    but if they don't, is it bad public policy to help prevent disease, abortion, chldren on welfare, etc?
  • Deborah... YouSirName 2012/02/29 23:29:55
    Deborah Donnison
    I agree with yousir
  • Deborah... mamacrash 2012/02/29 23:32:13
    Deborah Donnison
    They are not taking the responsibility out of peoples hands. The people still have the choice to go pick them up or not. I hope they do, for everybody's sake.
  • GERARD ... mamacrash 2012/03/01 09:02:00
    GERARD MARTIN
    They will be doing so when they walk down there and get a free condom.
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