Wednesday 17 July UK News feed. Children as young as 11 are being given free condoms by a well-known health agency today and urged to practise putting them on - by using a banana. Marie Stopes International UK is offering the contraceptives on its sexual health website even though the legal age at which young people can have sex in Britain is The organisation wants youngsters to become comfortable with condoms before they think about having sex. But critics say that the greater the availability of condoms to very young children the more likely they are to indulge in sexual activity.
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