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to expect more from the NHS???

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IWipeArses Wed 26-Sep-12 09:34:35

Asked at the doctors front desk for some condoms on Monday, receptionist said the nurse would leave some for me to collect on Tuesday. Great, perfectly acceptable, had one left. wink
Picked them up. There's 12. 12? How often do they expect me to go back?!

SheelaNeGoldGig Wed 26-Sep-12 09:35:44

Just ration your shagging.

missymoomoomee Wed 26-Sep-12 09:37:01

Every 12 days by the sounds of it grin

GoldPedanticPanda Wed 26-Sep-12 09:46:53

12? Gosh I usually get given a big bag full whenever I've asked for any. I must look really randy blush

AKissIsNotAContract Wed 26-Sep-12 09:51:06

You can buy them cheaply here:

alphabite Wed 26-Sep-12 09:53:01

Well they are financing your shagging so I wouldn't moan about going back in a couple of weeks. Oh wait that is us financing your sex life isn't it. Marvelous.

Floralnomad Wed 26-Sep-12 09:53:46

Why should the NHS provide them at all , in these days of austerity I would imagine that that is one of the things they are cutting back on . Buy your own!

WelshMaenad Wed 26-Sep-12 09:54:17

Home bargains, Mates, £1.99 for 12. Crack on.

UnChartered Wed 26-Sep-12 09:55:26

i'd check the dates on them

at one shag for christmas, both parties birthdays, maybe an anniversary and a holiday extra they might be dodgy grin

SaraSidle Wed 26-Sep-12 09:56:23

I'm sat in hospital right now with my son,he fell off his bike yesterday into the path of a car

Head injury and broken bones

Thank god we have a NHS is what I say!!!

Fairyloo Wed 26-Sep-12 09:56:52

The NHS is for healthcare and is already overspent not to fiancé your shagging

Buy your own

UnChartered Wed 26-Sep-12 09:57:50


how awful sad hope your lad recovers speedily and well

this is what the NHS is for thanks

onemoreminute Wed 26-Sep-12 09:58:38

Buy your bloody own !

IHopeYouStepOnALegoPiece Wed 26-Sep-12 09:58:53

Hope your DS is ok SaraSidle

Moominsarescary Wed 26-Sep-12 09:59:29

I thought they only supplied free condoms to teenagers now

MrSunshine Wed 26-Sep-12 09:59:56

Buy your own, cheapskate.

GoldShip Wed 26-Sep-12 10:00:55

Erm... If you like... I can get you lots...

GoldShip Wed 26-Sep-12 10:01:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SecretCermonials Wed 26-Sep-12 10:02:12

Yabu and cheap!

Moominsarescary Wed 26-Sep-12 10:02:30

alphbite how is getting free condoms any different from the pill, coil etc? Do you think you are funding everyone who's on the pills sex life. What about your own?

maillotjaune Wed 26-Sep-12 10:02:37

<Sits on fence> They fund other forms of contraception so why not. Otoh condoms are not prescribed and are available cheaply.

GoldShip Wed 26-Sep-12 10:04:15

Giving out condoms is cheaper than pregnant women, abortions and treating STI's!

AmberLeaf Wed 26-Sep-12 10:04:47

Not just for teenagers Moomins.

12 is the average they tend to give out but if you get a nice FP nurse they will give you more.

RuleBritannia Wed 26-Sep-12 10:06:00

I wear hearing aids and am entitled to free batteries from my GP or the Audiology Department at the hospital that gave me the hearing aids.

Sometimes I'm given two packs of six batteries and sometimes I'm given ten packs. Perhaps the number you are given depends on the person giving out condoms.

I second SaraSidle's comment about the NHS. Each hearing aid costs £1500. If I lose one, it will be replaced free of charge but I'm allowed to lose only one. After that I would have to pay for a replacement. There's nothing wrong there because it makes me more careful with them.

Hopeforever Wed 26-Sep-12 10:06:11

A box of condoms is less expensive to the NHS than an unwanted pregnancy or a STD.

It still seems strange to me that they are free on the NHS but when I think about it, free condoms do make sense

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