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    Posted August 9, 2014 by
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    Wear One - Ottawa County Reducing STDs

    My name is Heather Alberda. I work in Ottawa County, Michigan as a Reproductive Health Educator. My county inspires young adults to make healthy choices regarding their sexuality.

    This year we are partnering with local organizations and businesses, like Sammy's Nails, in a campaign entitled Wear One.

    This campaign targets individuals 18-25yrs of age and provides easier access to free condoms. As result, Chlamydia and unplanned pregnancy rates decline.

    Since the start of the campaign this past spring, we have distributed 12,000 condoms throughout our community. Each free package contains 10 condoms, community health services card, website address to participating businesses where free condoms are available, information on finding the right fit of condoms and a video link showing how to properly use condoms.

    We are striving in Ottawa County to create whole health for our residents and this includes their sexual health.
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