Recommendation ID

How can the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of condom schemes in the UK be improved for people at most risk of STIs? How can we ensure the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the C-Card and other UK-based condom schemes for preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancies among groups at high risk? What are the essential components of an effective scheme?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- We did not identify any UK-based comparative studies on condom schemes. Information about the essential components needed and how these schemes can be tailored for, and targeted at, different population groups is needed. In addition, information is needed on their impact on STI rates. Based on such data, more effective and cost effective condom schemes can be introduced.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Sexually transmitted infections: condom distribution schemes
Date issued
April 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 30/04/2017