Taipei City Government’s Department of Health has long been promoting the installation of condom machines on college campuses. There are now roughly 10 universities in Taipei that have set up condom machines. On June 18 the Chinese Culture University Student Association published a news entry on its Facebook page, saying that the school is now catching up and has installed a condom machine, which has provoked fervent responses from students.
In the past, after taking into account a variety of factors, Chinese Culture University declined the Department of Health’s suggestion that it set up condom machines. Now, all of a sudden, a condom machine has been placed right outside the 24-hour study center, to the surprise of many students. One student said that, “After two years of lip service, they finally did it.” Some jokingly said that, “There is no way we can use up all these condoms.” Another commented that, “I am kind of curious to know who will dare to buy them.”
Currently, several universities in Taipei have set up condom machines on campus. Soochow University, the University of Taipei and National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences have each set up two machines, while Shih Hsin University, National Chengchi University, National Yang-Ming University and the National Taiwan University of Arts have each installed one condom machine.
(Liberty Times, translated by Ethan Zhan)
Photo: Tsai Wen-chu, Liberty Times
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