School condom sales spark parents’ concern
A decision to allow the sale of condoms in middle schools in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, has stirred parents’ concern that it will promote teenage sex.
The move was made to curb an increase in HIV/AIDS cases, and the decision was made by the provincial government after in-depth research, said Liu Ling, deputy director of Shaanxi provincial health and family planning committee.
China has seen an increase in the number of HIV/AIDS cases among people aged 15 to 24 in recent years.
Liu said AIDS prevention and control work is at a critical stage in the province. Shaanxi has set a target for new HIV infections to fall by 25 percent by the end of 2015, compared with the level in 2010.