Underneath 16s ought to have the ability to get free condoms, based on the well being watchdog.
It needs to assist cease the unfold of sexually-transmitted infections (STIs).
The draft guidelines from the Nationwide Institute for Well being and Care Excellence (Good) says councils in England ought to make condoms obtainable to thirteen to 25-yr-olds.
Additionally it is recommending giving condoms to homosexual males, who’re at larger danger of an infection.
There have been round 435,000 new diagnoses of STIs in England final yr.
Most have been amongst individuals aged sixteen to 24, and homosexual males.
Instances of syphilis elevated by seventy six% between 2012 and 2015, whereas gonorrhoea rose by fifty three%.
Picture caption Condoms are ninety eight% efficient in defending towards STIs and undesirable being pregnant if used appropriately
Condoms can shield towards STIs together with HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhoea.
However Good says the price is placing individuals off shopping for them, resulting in unprotected intercourse.
The authorized age of consent is sixteen within the UK.
Many councils already run schemes like C-Card that entitle youngsters to free provides.
Good says all councils ought to fund comparable providers, in addition to offering straightforward to entry info on sexual well being providers.
Yow will discover extra details about sexual well being and relationships on these BBC Advice pages.
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