Should condoms be made available at schools?

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Should condoms be made available at schools?

MamaDivine MamaDivine
Yes and No. This is a touchy situation. If you offer it to them THEN they are more encouraged to have sex because protection is free and made readily available. (Not ALL teens are going to disobey their parents wishes and totally throw out the window everything that has been taught to them. So lets give SOME of the teens out there some credit. I know I was scared to death of getting pregnant when I was a teen, and if I didn't have protection, there was nothing goin' to happen with me.

I also would have to say yes, because then you have the other half of teens who YES will have sex regardless of what we say or do to protect them from these dangers.
02/18/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
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Originally posted by MamaDivine
Yes and No. This is a touchy situation. If you offer it to them THEN they are more encouraged to have sex because protection is free and made readily available. (Not ALL teens are going to disobey their parents wishes and totally throw out the window ...
Your making several huge extremely problematic assumptions in this post.

"Not ALL teens are going to disobey their parents wishes"

Your assuming having sex = disobeying parents wish. This is not a fair assumption to make in the slightest many, parents in this thread have shown a comprehensive approach to sex ed where "sex" is not equal to "disobeying" .

"totally throw out the window everything that has been taught to them."

This is again even worse having sex is not throwing "everything" out the window, have safe sex may in fact be putting exactly what the parents thought them into practice.

So lets give SOME of the teens out there some credit

Your again making a moralistic judgement that we aren't giving teens credit if we put condoms in schools, that again is "sex logic" it makes no sense. We are giving teens credit by assuming they will have safe sex, when giving the necessary tools. We wouldn't say giving adults free condoms is somehow not giving some of them credit we say we are giving those that wish to have them tools. The logic doesn't change when it comes to teens.

and no have condoms doesn't encourage teens to have sex, any more then seat-belts encourage reckless driving. Even if it did it again your personal moralistic judgment that this is a problem. An increase in teen safer sex with a reduction in teen pregnancy and STD is far better, then less sex but more STDs and pregnancy. Stopping teen sex in it of itself is not the goal of sex education. I refuse to even call any approach that looks at stopping teen sex as a goal in it of itself sex eduction, it isn't its "virginity protection". The assumption underlining the "they will have more sex" argument is that it better to protect the virginity of the minority then the health of the majority.
02/18/2012
Pink Kitty Pink Kitty
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Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
Should teenagers be able to visit their school health clinic or nurse and be provided condoms, no questions asked?
As someone who someday wants to adopt an infant and raise said child I will say YES!

I would prefer that condoms be provided, (or if the child is brazen enough to buy them themselves if it is legal to do so)... I WOULD RATHER THEY BE SAFE AND PRACTICE SAFE SEX!

I mean teens/ highschoolers having sex is pretty much inevitable no matter how much parents want to deny it, it IS going to happen with your child :/ thats the truth. BUT with this service, AT LEAST it is done safely
02/29/2012
oneeyedoctopus oneeyedoctopus
I didn't have sex while I was in high school. And neither did most of my friends. This assumption that teens will automatically hump like rabbits because they can't control themselves is kinda insulting. I was way too young for sex in high school and I was really confused why everyone else didn't seem to feel that way. I suppose condoms should be readily available if they feel they're ready, but I really can't imagine feeling ready that young.
03/02/2012
tA tA
I think they should.
03/02/2012
All His All His
totally think they should be readily available instead of looked down upon teens getting them. I personally feel they would be more likely to be used if they were available
03/02/2012
Chirple Chirple
I didn't have sex until I was out of high-school.

However, yeah, no - telling them not to and not giving access to birth control is not going to stop them.

They'll make up myths as to why it's "okay" in certain situations (if they pull out, if you do it in a pool, can't get pregnant your first time, et cetera).

I went to a "country" high-school. Abstinence-only education didn't exactly stop anything. I'm glad my mom was honest with me and that I was interested to learn things on my own - the education they gave us was invalid and sometimes flat-out inaccurate. They would try to scare you by saying how ineffective condoms supposedly are and I believed it until I read an National Geographic article about activists handing out condoms in Africa to prevent AIDS - and I wondered why they were doing that if it wouldn't make a difference. That's when I decided to learn some facts instead of what they had "taught" us.
03/02/2012
AJvil AJvil
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Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
Should teenagers be able to visit their school health clinic or nurse and be provided condoms, no questions asked?
yes
03/02/2012
Undead Undead
Quote:
Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
Should teenagers be able to visit their school health clinic or nurse and be provided condoms, no questions asked?
I think they should
03/02/2012
queerasfuck queerasfuck
Absolutely! If you're pro-life you ought to be pro-protection as well. The conservative right confuses me..
03/04/2012
-dmd -dmd
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Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
Should teenagers be able to visit their school health clinic or nurse and be provided condoms, no questions asked?
Definitely. Teens are more likely to get pregnant if condoms aren't available. Besides it would be weird asking a parent.
03/04/2012
MeliPixie MeliPixie
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Originally posted by Ansley
Most definitely. I don't think they should have to ask anyone for them. I think they should be in a discreet place where the kids can just grab a handful and go. I don't care if they use them to make balloon animals afterwards, I just want ...
I think having condoms available to teens, who have sex regardless of what adults tell them, is a great idea, but if they are left out, some prankster would go through and poke holes in them all.
03/04/2012
smashthepatriarchy smashthepatriarchy
Yes! And proper care and instructions should be provided as well. This goes for checking the expiration date, knowing how to check the seal, knowing how to store them.
03/04/2012
SubmissiveFeminist SubmissiveFeminist
When I was in high school, I had access to condoms through a teacher I was friends with who supported safe sex. It was an underground fact that she would supply teens with condoms who went to her for advice or help with sexual problems. I also attended True Colors, a gay conference in Connecticut, which gives out TONS of condoms. Since I was 14, I had bags and bags of condoms. However, I did not engage in sex until I was 18.

The idea that condoms will make kids have sex is a myth. Condoms should be accessible to those who are having sex so they can protect themselves from pregnancy and STDs.
03/11/2012
CandE CandE
From the way I grew up, losing my virginity at fifteen, and having two pregnancy scares by the age of 17. I think teenagers are going to have sex, no matter the amount of supervision and care being given. So I think the only logical step is to make sure teenagers are well informed about the dangers of unprotective sex and have readily available protection. I am not saying to glorify condom at schools, but rather have them available at the school nurse.
04/19/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
It'd provide students with a judgement free place that they have to go to anyway. As long as they get a pamphlet explaining the risks, it makes a lot more sense then closing your eyes and going "kids aren't having sex if we don't give them contraceptives."
04/26/2012
Vegan Silk Vegan Silk
make sex as safe as possible.
04/27/2012
roskat roskat
I'm all for it. I think it's a really good idea.
04/29/2012
Ly-Ra Ly-Ra
Yes, many students are out having sex whether the administration likes it or not, so the should at least make sure that their students are being safe and responsible.
05/11/2012
shySEXXaddict shySEXXaddict
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Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
Should teenagers be able to visit their school health clinic or nurse and be provided condoms, no questions asked?
definitely!You know my son started 7th grade this year and first day he came home all upset because he hasnt had sex yet!!most of his friends had sex for the first time at the least! So condoms are necesary in schools..2 years ago in our high school we had 8 pregnant 15yr olds!Maybe it could of been prevented if condoms were offered.Also everyone is having sex with everyone with STDS on the rise..kids don't think it can happen to them but yet clamydia gonireah are some of the ones that have been at our schools.
05/11/2012
JG24FanUK JG24FanUK
Kids are going to try to have sex no matter if there are condoms there or not. So you might as well put them there so they can at least practice safe sex.
05/11/2012
Faeya Faeya
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Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
Should teenagers be able to visit their school health clinic or nurse and be provided condoms, no questions asked?
Not just yes, but HELL yes. I got into so much trouble in high school when my parents found a condom receipt in my room. If I'd been able to get condoms at school, I wouldn't have had to go through two years of being called a slut just because my one, monogamous boyfriend and I decided to have safe sex.
05/12/2012
mmmmm mmmmm
yes
05/13/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
I truly dont care. Im not in school anymore.
05/13/2012
Love Obsessed Love Obsessed
I would have liked to have condoms when I was in school.I feel like a lot of teenagers don't use condoms because they can't get them easily enough.Yes,they can go to a drugstore but,some are embarrassed by that.If they just passed them out in school it would make things much easier and safer.
05/13/2012
badk1tty badk1tty
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Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
Should teenagers be able to visit their school health clinic or nurse and be provided condoms, no questions asked?
Absolutely.
05/21/2012
Feisty Feisty
simple answer... hell yes!
05/22/2012
hybridinsurge hybridinsurge
Most teenagers are going to have sex even if you tell them not to. (Especially if you tell them not to.) So give them condoms and the pill. It's safer for everyone.
07/14/2012
Princess Zelda Princess Zelda
Teens are horn-dogs They are going to do it one way or another and I would rather them be protected than nothing at all.
07/14/2012
Billie Bones Billie Bones
They should attach condoms to those little milk boxes they give high schooler's at lunch. Healthy bones and healthy sex.
07/14/2012
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