Boston Public School officials have decided to halt distribution of condoms to its students after parents complained about suggestive wrappers.
Donated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the 40,000 condoms had packages with such slogans as “one lucky lady” and “busy one” accompanied by a picture of a beaver.
It’s unclear how many of the 40,000 condoms were taken before the recall.
“We understand why some people may have concerns about the design,” said school system spokesman Lee McGuire. “This is why we have already taken steps to replace this supply with a donation from the Boston Public Health Commission. We have already begun to distribute these different condoms to schools so there is no interruption in our overall comprehensive sexual health education effort.”
High school students have to undergo counseling on safe-sex practices to receive the condoms.
“We made the decision to take all of those condoms out of school circulation and to go with some that had different, generic wrappers,” Boston Public Schools spokesman Brian Ballou told WBZ NewsRadio on Thursday. “We received a new distribution of 20,000 that will go to schools immediately.”