Navigation Links
NYC Department of Health's 'Get Some NYC Condoms' Sends Wrong Message and Misuses Tax Dollars, says MIM President Bob Peters

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 13, the NYC Department of Health "unveiled a brand new look for the NYC Condom and launched a cutting- edge media campaign to encourage New Yorker's to 'get some.'" The Release said further that "street teams" would hand out free condoms at "busy crossroads," that the campaign would include ads on TV and radio and display ads on subway cars and phone kiosks, and that over 36 million condoms were given out last year.

Robert Peters, President of MIM had the following comments:

"Instead of targeting specific populations known to engage in promiscuous sex, the NYC Department of Health now targets all 'New Yorkers,' including children and adults whose religion teaches them that use of condoms is sinful, with the message, 'Get Some' NYC Condoms and, presumably, use and enjoy them while engaging in promiscuous sex. To the extent that the campaign is aimed at married couples, it is not only pro-promiscuity but also anti-children.

"And what are the results of this tax dollar supported celebration of condoms? No one knows since the City apparently does not attempt to evaluate the effectiveness of its free condom efforts.

"What we do know is that after distributing tens of millions of free condoms in recent years, twice as many syphilis cases were diagnosed in New York City in the first quarter of 2007 as were diagnosed in the first quarter of 2006 (N.Y. Times, 8/12/07); and that between 2001 and 2006, new diagnoses of H.I.V. infection in New York City rose 32% among gay men under 30 and 34% among Black and Hispanic (N.Y. Times, 1/02/08). We also know that while New York City has money to promote free condoms to all New Yorkers and millions of tourists, it doesn't have sufficient money to combat AIDS in "communities of color" (see, e.g., "Anger Over Black HIV Efforts," Gay City News, 2/14/08).

"There is also a decency issue here. Just as most Americans do not want to view endless ads for 'erectile dysfunction' products on TV, so most New Yorkers do not want to see endless ads for condomized promiscuity on TV and in the subway cars they and their children must ride.

"The ads are also misleading, because they imply that condoms protect against STDs, without mentioning that condoms break, only work when used properly, and don't protect against all STD's."

SOURCE Morality in Media
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. DuPont Provides Technology for Washington Hospital Centers Emergency Department
2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Completes Funding of 2006 Contract Award to CSCs DVC and Baxter
3. Agriculture Department Warns Consumers of Tainted Raw Milk Sold by Chester County Dairy
4. Baxter Awarded Pandemic Advanced Supply Contract from the Department of Health
5. Female Health Company Receives Brazilian Order: Four Million FC Female Condoms
6. Veto of Californias Condoms in Prisons Bill: "Politics Over Public Health," Says AHF
7. Vaccine Study in New England Journal of Medicine Wrong in Concluding Mercury Exposures are Harmless, States SafeMinds
8. Interview of the Vice President
9. American Board of Internal Medicine President Named to Alzheimers Study Group
10. Leading AIDS Groups Turn Up The Heat on 08 Presidential Candidates
11. President Clinton Highlights MWW Group at the 2007 Clinton Global Initiative for its Stop Neglected Tropical Disease Campaign
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... Research and Markets ( ) has announced ... Outlook to 2019 - Rise in Cardiac Disorders and Growing ... to their offering. Boston ... scientific and others. --> The market ... Boston scientific and others. ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ... Global Cell Surface Testing Market: Supplier ... to their offering.  --> ... of the  "2016 Future Horizons and ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ... European Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) Market: ... Intelligence, Emerging Opportunities"  report to their ... has announced the addition of the  ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/28/2015)... ... November 28, 2015 , ... Trying to relax on a couch can actually ... conceived of this design due to personal experience with a bad back," he said. ... and convenience, as well as increases support. It also makes it easier to eat, ...
(Date:11/28/2015)... Viejo, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 28, 2015 , ... ... new fully customizable media panels to choose from, the possibilities are endless. Users have ... and more. With the ProPanel: Pulse masking effects, users are sure to get heads ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... According ... at the recent 2015 American Dental Association meeting in Washington D.C. revolved around the ... protect a patient’s overall health. The talk stressed the link between periodontal disease (more ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... According to an article published November ... they are handling security in light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, other ... to stop an attack from reaching U.S. soil. Especially around special events that may ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... A team of Swiss doctors ... treat it. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted the findings on the website. Click ... analyzed the cases of 136 mesothelioma patients who were treated with chemotherapy followed by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):