Teenagers as young as 13 are being given 'condom cards' in Derbyshire.
The 'c-card' scheme allows teenagers who are, or thinking of becoming, sexually active, free access to contraception and safe sex advice.
The scheme is being promoted by sexual health experts from Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust within schools, youth centres and community halls across Derbyshire.
Peak Fm spoke to Tracey Palmer, young people's services co-ordinator for Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust. To hear what she had to say about the scheme click on the link above.
Peak Fm listeners have been reacting to the story on our Facebook page, here are some of your comments:
Eddie Bell commented "it's a good idea as it will help stop unwanted pregnancies and STD's"
Lou Varley didn't agree though, she said "It's disgusting..the legal age for sex is 16, is this giving the children the ok to have sex? I'm all for education in schools and teaching children about sex etc but this is a step too far"
James Griffithsadded "whether people agree or disagree these things do happen and I think its wise to give those who are sexually active advice and ways to stay safe, it's not going to pressure anybody who wasn't sexually active before into having sex, but its there for those who need it and maybe feel they aren't able to discuss the topic with their parent or guardian."
Siobhan Dave Peach said: "It'sbetter to be safe than sorry. They're gonna do it regardless!"
Jenni Griffithsadded: "It is going to put more pressure on the kids to have sex. They need education, not condoms."
Lisa Edison said: "children at this age aren't mature enough to have sex, but it doesnt mean they are not going to. I believe peer presure plays a big part, so i think this is a good thing. If they dont have access to advice and contraception they are still going to have sex and the consequences would be far greater than giving them condoms."
Ange White added: "good idea, they are going do it anyway, so it's better to be safe than sorry."