Do you think condoms should be provided at schools or not?

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02/17/2013
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ImaGodiva ImaGodiva
High school? Maybe even middle school? Sure, anything that prevents pregnancy is good IMO.
02/17/2013
married with children married with children
no. I think that should be something between the kids and their parents. Too many schools are taking over the parenting duties that should be left to the parents.
02/17/2013
Boyfriend Boyfriend
Yes!
02/17/2013
Major Panda Major Panda
Yeah I dont see whats the problem.
02/17/2013
hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
In bathroom vending machines in high schools (for both sexes), I don't really see why not. Better to at least give the kids who are having sex pause, though some kids will be using them for pranks or to show off.

In a free basket in the nurse's office, no. That, I feel, is overstepping boundaries for what is and is not appropriate. One is the school allowing access to kids to use their own money to buy prophylactics, while the other is using school funds to buy them for the kids, therefore assuming that sexual activity is going to be the baseline. Not to mention that when things are handed out for free, plenty of kids don't respect them or have the maturity to deal with them, at least judging from the condom water balloons and condom wrapper chains that festooned my high school when they handed out condoms.
02/20/2013
snowminx snowminx
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Originally posted by hyacinthgirl
In bathroom vending machines in high schools (for both sexes), I don't really see why not. Better to at least give the kids who are having sex pause, though some kids will be using them for pranks or to show off.

In a free basket in the ...
I agree with this.
Also if by school you also mean college I do think they should because all the students should be adults and able to choose for themselves.

Middle school? NO

High school? The machines and maybe handing one out in sex ed (not to freshmen)
04/28/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
High school yes, middle school no. Might as well make it safer for the teenagers who start early
04/28/2013
marriedlady123 marriedlady123
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Originally posted by married with children
no. I think that should be something between the kids and their parents. Too many schools are taking over the parenting duties that should be left to the parents.
Sadly, this is needed because many parents are not doing these duties!
05/08/2013
gwenevieve gwenevieve
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Originally posted by married with children
no. I think that should be something between the kids and their parents. Too many schools are taking over the parenting duties that should be left to the parents.
too many parents AREN'T doing any parenting
i know mine didnt
and i know that the school didn't, either
05/08/2013
Vaginas Vaginas
maybe not at school I don't really know. but they should defiantly should be more affordable. safe sex should not be a luxury.
10/03/2014
Aesenthia Aesenthia
I think many kids in HS are already eager to experiment, but are unsure about buying condoms or are afraid of the reprimands of getting condoms (like from parents or nurses at a school). I think it is important for teenagers to feel comfortable enough to ask their parents and if for some reason their parent is the type that is a "wait until marriage" kind of person, schools need to have proper sexual education so they understand WHY they NEED condoms, what is best to get, where to get them and so they can make educated decisions. A lot of people use the argument "well if they can't go to the store and pick up a box of condoms then they shouldn't be having sex" and perhaps that's right, but that is only going to prevent them from buying condoms, not prevent them from having sex. I have terrible anxiety and sometimes I have an issue just going to the store to buy deodorant and it was worse when I was in high school so I never went to buy condoms (I also didn't really have sex either).
10/04/2014
OH&W, Lovebears OH&W, Lovebears
I think it's a good idea at the high schools and colleges. At that age hormones will be raging. I remember my first time I had to work up the courage to go to the drug store. Def better to avoid getting pregnant and std's. Of course now days convenient to purchase from the internet.
10/04/2014
ChaoticNight ChaoticNight
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Originally posted by hyacinthgirl
In bathroom vending machines in high schools (for both sexes), I don't really see why not. Better to at least give the kids who are having sex pause, though some kids will be using them for pranks or to show off.

In a free basket in the ...
I like your idea that maybe having vending machines might make kids consider their choice more carefully, as opposed to maybe not so much when they can just grab a free one. But, I think you are missing something in that in both situations the school is paying for the condoms. A school would have to use it's funds to pay for a vending machine to be installed, and then to pay for the condoms to stock said machine. I think you're point that the kids might think more before putting that quarter in though is still valid. But otherwise the only difference between a vending machine and a basket of free ones is that with the vending machine the school recoups some money.

This only matters though if it is important to you whether or not the school is using it's own funds. I suppose the condoms could also be donated by a company or something in either case.
12/07/2014
ChaoticNight ChaoticNight
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Originally posted by Aesenthia
I think many kids in HS are already eager to experiment, but are unsure about buying condoms or are afraid of the reprimands of getting condoms (like from parents or nurses at a school). I think it is important for teenagers to feel comfortable ...
I think you're post is very fair. I agree kids should be educated properly. Abstinence is a valid OPTION but parents need to be realistic and not just leave a sex talk at that.

They need to be educated properly on how their bodies work (like how a woman's cycle typically works and how sperm exist in pre ejaculation) but alongside that we need to make them comfortable asking questions and asking for condoms or other birth control.

Telling your child "they're out"-like I was- if they ever get pregnant doesn't help either. The risks of sex should be discussed (hurt feelings if the person get's dumped after, stds, unplanned pregnancy) but options for if an unplanned pregnancy does occur should be frankly spoken about too. I've never had one but there's no way I would have disclosed my changed state to my family if it had!

I'm not a fan of the idea of having condoms in schools-I just don't think it's the school's job to get directly involved in a student's sex life- but I DO get why those that say it's a good idea do so. I definitely want them to be safe but I think the school should encourage that by proper education and working with the parents too (like talking about sex education during PTA meetings). Even having counselors trained to talk about sexual things would be ok. I think it's fine too if they want to give them info on where they can obtain contraceptives and whether or not they have to have parental counselor (does it very by state?) but I think the rest should be left to the parents.

Some parents may not be doing their jobs, but unfortunately we don't get to pick our families. But the kids should definitely have access to good, truthful information through their school at least, if not other places.
12/07/2014
JinxPinx JinxPinx
no one likes thinking of kids gettin' it on but it's gonna happen and if they don't have protection, pregnancy and std's are a life-long consequence for someone so young :/
12/22/2014
PeppermintPie PeppermintPie
Anything that gets kids who are going to have sex anyway to be safe and reduce unwanted pregnancies and the spread of STDs is a good thing, in my opinion.
Jan 1, 9:53 am
TexasBrat TexasBrat
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Originally posted by kritina
do you think condoms should be provided at schools or not?
YES!!! And I think that sex ed should be brought back!! And not the 30 min little blurb they get, but the full semester course we had when I was in school. Covering STDs, body functions, pregnancy, etc. This whole "abstinence" way of thinking is bullshiggity.
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