Unmarried Youth and Actual Accessibility to Oral Contraceptives and Condoms

  • Robert Gemme
Part of the Perspectives in Sexuality book series (Persp. Sex.)


At first sight, oral contraceptives and condoms seem to be easily available, in North America, at least. Almost every drug store sells condoms without considering the marital status of the client and the majority of medical practitioners will prescribe oral contraceptives to healthy unmarried young patients. In theory, therefore, these two types of contraceptive methods are easy to obtain, but in practice, we may suppose such contraceptives quite hard to get when we consider the sexual and contraceptive experience of young people. There is indeed a disparity between theory and fact regarding the facility of procuring oral contraceptives and condoms for the young unmarried.


Oral Contraceptive Drug Store Sexual Intercourse Contraceptive Method Montreal Area 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Gemme
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  1. 1.Canada

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