Condom Fairy Program - Section contents

The Condom Fairy is a free condom distribution program designed to support you in navigating safer sexual practices.

How does it work?

  1. Click on the 'Order Now' link at the bottom of the page and review the Protection Plan. Products include male condoms, female condoms, lubricant and dental dams.
  2. Complete the order form. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address provided.
  3. The Condom Fairy will prepare your order.
  4. Once your order is available, you will receive a notification that includes information on your locker. The lockers are located on Level 1 of the University of Melbourne Health Service (138–146 Cardigan St, Carlton). Please ensure that you collect the parcel with your Student ID on it.

If you are a non-Parkville student, your order will be delivered to your nominated address.

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Confidentiality

Data collected will be kept completely confidential and used only for the purpose of the Condom Fairy program.

Why do we need the Condom Fairy Program?

The Condom Fairy Program addresses a range of health needs and concerns among university students, including:

  • the recent increase in the number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), with young people aged 12–24 years among the most at risk
  • according to the UoM Health Promotion Student Needs Assessment, only 31% of students reported 'always' using a condom during vaginal intercourse and 19% reported 'never' using a condom
  • barriers to accessing condoms (e.g. expensive, embarrassing).

Goals of the program

  • Increase the availability and accessibility of safer sex products to students.
  • Reduce barriers to accessing safer sex products, such as concerns about privacy and embarrassment.
  • Educate students about the importance of sexual health and safer sex practices.
  • Encourage health seeking behaviours, including testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

More information

For further inquiries related to the Condom Fairy Program, please email health-promotion@unimelb.edu.au

Acknowledgment

The UoM Condom Fairy Program is based on the Boston University Condom Fairy. Resources are used with permission and we acknowledge the generosity of Boston University.