If you picked up free condoms at either University of the Fraser Valley Abbotsford or Chilliwack campuses after Sept. 1, they might not have been effective.
A warning has been released from UFV stating that “On Friday, October 28 at 3:45 p.m. it came to our attention that condoms offered for free in several public washrooms at UFV Abbotsford and Chilliwack locations may have been tampered with.”
At any time between Sept. 1 and today, condoms taken from the following locations are said by the university to potentially “not be effective as birth control or as protection against sexually transmitted diseases.”
UFV Communications Director Dave Pinton says the university is looking into who may be responsible after the school was tipped off.
“We are investigating this and we take it very seriously, and we are investigating under our student non-academic conduct policy we have reason to believe someone has witnessed this tampering.”
Students are being asked to discard condoms they may still have from this time period.
Locations at UFV where condoms were available include:
- All washrooms on all floors of the SUB Building on the Abbotsford Campus
- The Peer Resource and Leadership Centre area in the SUB Building in Abbotsford
- The reception area of Baker House residence
- The Student Life Lounge in Building A at the Chilliwack campus
The university says all 250 potentially impacted condoms have been removed from these sites and will not be replaced.
UFV recommends that anyone with health concerns related to this announcement contact their family doctor.
With files from Emily Lazatin