ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A proposal to do away with a 1934 law restricting condoms in the city of St. Louis is scheduled for a hearing Tuesday morning before an aldermanic committee.

Sponsoring alderman Shane Cohn says the old law required a doctor or pharmacist to be involved in the sale or distribution of condoms.

“This was actually brought to my attention because our own health department is actually in violation of it,” he said. “They hand out free condoms to help stem, you know, the spread of STIs throughout our city.”

Cohn says he knows of no group opposing a change to the law.

“I’m not a soothsayer or a prognosticator so I can’t really answer that but I imagine there would be very little backlash or opposition to this, especially knowing what’s going on in our city when it comes to STI transmissions,” he said.


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