“Welcome to Norway! The Land of Chlamydia”

By On June 29, 2018

“Welcome to Norway! The Land of Chlamydia”

Norwegians are "not good at using condoms".
Norwegians are "not good at using condoms".
June 29, 2018

Drawing attention to the prevalence of a sexually transmitted disease (STD) probably doesn’t feature on any tourist board’s game plan.

The Norwegian tourist board is therefore, unsurprisingly, battling with convenience store chain 7-Eleven over its “Welcome to Norway! The Land of Chlamydia” campaign.

A TV ad and posters show a young Norwegian couple in front of the country’s famous scenery of mountains and fjordsâ€"but the message is a warning to use protection to a void spreading STDs. It also greets tourists as they arrive at Oslo’s central station.

Calling it a “disaster” and “not a good advert for Norway,” Stein Ove Rolland from Visit Norway told Dagbladet (link in Norwegian) that the message “makes Norwegians seem like uncouth, lewd, sex-mad people.”

But sexual health NGO Sex og samfunn said chlamydia was rife in Norwayâ€"over 26,000 cases of chlamydia were diagnosed in 2016â€"as locals “are not good at using condoms.”

7-Eleven is standing by its posters, which it says are an attempt to increase awareness and get people talking about the problem.

In 2015, a study of Google searches by British health and beauty retailer Superdrug revealed that Norway was a “herpes hotspot” of sorts.

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