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Condom-wearing chile helps raise STD awareness in New Mexico


February 14, 2018

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — February is National Condom Month and New Mexico health officials are spreading the word.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports the New Mexico Department of Health started the month with an Instagram post: "Wrap it up! It's your health - Take charge and be safe! #CondomMonth," paired with a red chile pepper outfitted with a condom.

The chile is one of the designated state vegetables of New Mexico (the other being frijoles). A recent study by says New Mexico is the fifth-most "sexually diseased" state in America.

New Mexico Department of Health spoke...

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