Wrap Up campaign encourages teens to use condoms

A new campaign has been launched in Worcestershire that encourages teenagers to not take risks with their sexual health and use condoms.

The Droitwich Spa Advertiser reports how the Wrap Up initiative has seen posters, stickers and interactive emails distributed among youngsters in the county.

Michelle Fowler, teenage pregnancy and parenting manager for Worcestershire, explained that the festive season is often a time when people drink more and their inhibitions can be lowered.

"Some young people may take more risks with their sexual behaviour if they drink too much – this includes having sex when they might otherwise not, and being less likely to use a condom," she stated.

Teens are urged to take note of the information and advice available and visit the Arrowside Unit in Redditch or the Smallwood House in Church Green if they have any queries.

Worcestershire's online site Playin' It Safe warns young adults that each year there is a rise in the number of unplanned pregnancies occurring during the Christmas season.