The Daily Tar Heel (NC) (02.19.13)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) plans to install condom dispensers throughout the campus in an effort to promote public health. UNC-CH will install 10 dispensers in locations such as the Rams Head Recreation Center and the Student Union. Currently, students can obtain condoms from Campus Health; however, with the dispensers located across the campus, students now will have private access and more anonymity. Condom usage will prevent the spread of STDs. Young adults are especially vulnerable; nearly half of new STD infections occur among youth between the ages of 15 and 24. STDs cost the United States approximately $17 billion in healthcare costs per year. The condom dispensers will be installed in April.