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Recent testing of natural membrane (lambskin) condoms revealed that this type of condom prevents the passage of sperm through the pores of the material, but some viruses and virus-sized particles pass through the barrier membrane. This research indicates that users cannot be assured that natural membrane condoms will be a barrier against all sexually transmitted diseases. Based on research conducted that studied the effectiveness of condoms made of latex and condoms made of natural membrane in preventing the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases, the Food and Drug Administration, of the Department of Health and Human Services, released an educational publication ("Condoms and Sexually Transmitted Disease," 1990) that states: "Tests have shown that latex condoms can prevent the passage of AIDS, hepatitis and herpes viruses but natural (lambskin) condoms may not do this."
Therefore, in order to serve the public health, safety and welfare, the Board of Supervisors declares that the purpose of Sections 267 through 267.6 of this Article is to educate the public by requiring that warning signs be placed at all locations where condoms made of natural membrane (lambskin) are sold to the public.
(Added by Ord. 381-91, App. 10/28/91)