Men in the northern Mexican town of Escobedo are likely to have a happy Father's Day, thanks to a mayor who is handing out free Viagra and condoms.

Mayor Margarita Martinez says the handouts are part of a campaign aimed at raising awareness about male health problems.

Martinez say a strong family "requires a healthy man, and a healthy sex life is part of general health."

The campaign includes a team of doctors and nurses who give free health exams and determine which men could be given the pills, which are donated by pharmacies. Thursday's handout was arranged to coincide with Father's Day.

Security guard Jose Isabel Rico was among the recipients.

"Of course I'm going to use the pills," he said. "We'll see what they do."