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Students offered safe sex advice

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has launched its annual sexual health awareness week by giving out 60,000 free condoms.

Shag (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance Week) packs are being given to students in a bid to promote safer sex among young people.

Along with the condoms, the packs contain information and guidance on safe sex and list reproductive and sexual health services and STI clinics.

USI President Hamidreza Khodabakhshi said: "Shag Week is tremendously well supported every year.

"It is buoyed by the enthusiasm of students to find out what they need to know to avoid an unplanned pregnancy, and stay safe from sexually transmitted infections.

"Shag Week is a high-profile annual event, but throughout the year, college students' unions provide sexual health information and support for students with an unplanned pregnancy or an STI."

Shag Week and Shag Packs are produced by USI in association with Durex and supported by Crisis Pregnancy Agency and Dublin Aids Alliance.

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