Televisions stations in San Francisco, Washington and Detroit, WMCA Radio in New York and a number of newspapers and magazines announced recently that they would accept condom advertisements.The CBS television program '' Cagney and Lacey,'' and the NBC program '' Valerie'' have recently portrayed mothers discussing sexual responsibility with their sons and the episodes specifically mentioned condoms.
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In several weeks, Rutgers plans to give away 15,000 condoms.
Columbia's student-run campus grocery store has carried condoms for more than five years.
'' A spokesman for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, Russell Shaw, warned that condom advertising would implicitly advocate contraception, which the church opposes, and would encourage promiscuity rather than self-discipline among the young people who may watch such programs.
Values and Role of Parents'' The responsibility for instructing children forming their attitudes and values is essentially a responsibility that belongs to parents,'' he said.
Experts Fuel Interest in Condoms The reason for the new interest, almost everyone agrees, is the belief by some experts that condoms provide a helpful barrier against AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases such as herpes, chlamydia and gonorrhea.
Condoms, rubber sheaths named after an 18th-century physician, and made for men to use, appeared to lose favor in recent decades because of the popularity of birth-control pills, diaphragms and other devices.
The more liberal religious point of view was dramatized last weekend when a Unitarian Universalist minister in a suburb of Buffalo distributed condoms to his congregation during worship.
Schools Broaden Distribution As a result of concern over AIDS, Columbia, Princeton and Rutgers Universities have broadened efforts to distribute condoms and inform students about their use.
'' They are quite openly displayed and people can buy condoms as well as buying their yogurts and soda,'' said Dr. Carlson, director of the University Health Service.
He said condoms were openly displayed so that students would not feel they were making ''an exotic kind of purchase.'' But the health service has lately installed condom vending machines as well and distributed booklets to all students on safe sexual practices.