Should condoms be made available at schools?

snowyslut snowyslut
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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! That would be hugely helpful.
07/15/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
They're going to do it anyway. Might as well provide condoms, at least in the family life or biology rooms right?
07/15/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
Should teenagers be able to visit their school health clinic or nurse and be provided condoms, no questions asked?
It depends, are you talking about college or high school? When I was in college, condoms were always free.
07/15/2012
Gina RPG Geek Gina RPG Geek
Quote:
Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
Should teenagers be able to visit their school health clinic or nurse and be provided condoms, no questions asked?
absolutely
07/16/2012
MK434 MK434
With as much as this country gives away for free it really bothers me that condoms aren't given away everywhere.
07/16/2012
JennSenn JennSenn
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Originally posted by Ryuson
I think that they should be, but only in high schools and colleges. My college has started a program called 'condom mints' which is a bowl placed randomly around campus (on receptionists desks ect.) with free mints, condoms, and lube! ... More
Oh man, I wish that was true for my campus! Sounds awesome!

I do think they should have access to condoms. Maybe like in the bathrooms in those 25 cent things. Or in the nurses office.
07/16/2012
AriaRN AriaRN
I definitely believe we should provide teens with condoms! They are going to have sex if they want to, regardless of what they have been told growing up or their sexual education. They might as well be protected!
07/21/2012
gloomybear gloomybear
absolutely i had a bf in high school whose mom bought them a box of condoms just so she could scream at him or his brother when one went missing
07/21/2012
panthercat23 panthercat23
Teenagers are going to have sex, so provide a way for them to be safe about it.
07/21/2012
Experiment Experiment
They should either be incredibly cheap (like 50 cents for 10) or have some sort of way to keep track. I just graduate from high school and people would be taking so many of them that they don't need just because they could. High schoolers are really immature an they have the right to access for their safety, they are still kids . And kids love free stuff. Keep a list every month only seen by the nurse, and then destroy it at the end of the month
07/21/2012
hall5885 hall5885
Yes they should be available to them without question. Plus educate them on it. Teach them both absent AND safe sex. Teach them that they don't have to have sex or anything just because of peer pressure but if they want to because THEY want to for themselves teach how to protect themselves. Teach them that sex isn't something to be scared of but it can quickly become scary if you're not safe.
07/23/2012
curiousnwilling curiousnwilling
Yeah. Teenagers don't think rationally. Lack of protection isn't going to stop them. And god knows they're not ready to be parents.
07/23/2012
(k)InkyIvy (k)InkyIvy
Teenagers will have sex when they want to, no matter what. It's better to make it easy for them to get their hands on condoms and such, rather than being so naive as to think that if they don't have condoms, they won't have sex.
08/12/2012
novanilla novanilla
Definitely. It confuses me when people don't think so. It's a no brainer to me.
08/14/2012
Passion plum Passion plum
Yes, but sexual education should go along with them.
08/16/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
Should teenagers be able to visit their school health clinic or nurse and be provided condoms, no questions asked?
yes, they should
08/16/2012
Dreamy Demon Dreamy Demon
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Originally posted by Girly Girl
i know that´s it´s very safe ,, but it´s like telling kids to go have sex with everyone in school ,, i think if you need to teach a teen how to have safe sex it´s by telling them the bad and good things about it ,, and what they ... More
I disagree with this. Not everyone at the bar is drinking alcohol. Very few people who own guns shoot people with them. And just because a kid has access to contraception doesn't mean they're going to think it's okay (or encouraged) to go have sex with everyone they know.

Case in point - I didn't have access to contraception as a teen, but was having sex anyway, and got pregnant. My sister, on the other hand, had parents-approved access to contraception from the age of 14 and maintained her virginity until she was 20.

Be honest with your kids. Give them the tools they need to protect themselves. Teach them about personal responsibility. They'll turn out all right; with or without the condoms.
08/17/2012
Sangsara Sangsara
Absolutely. When I was in school my mom was working as a youth counselor and 9 out of 10 of her female clients were pregnant
08/17/2012
pizzahut pizzahut
yes yes yes
08/19/2012
mrs.mckrakn mrs.mckrakn
Quote:
Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
Should teenagers be able to visit their school health clinic or nurse and be provided condoms, no questions asked?
Its not the schools responsibility to teach sexual health to children. My school gave us information on where to go get free contraception. Condoms are now only cheap but easy to get a hold of.
08/20/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I said no for the simple fact that a parent would get pissed. You can go to your local health clinic in most places an get them for free. I know at the local health dept where I would get my birth control they had them out in baskets on the counter you could walk up an grab what you needed. If you didn't want others knowing you had them when you walked out they would give you a brown paper bag.
08/20/2012
Zandrock Zandrock
Yes
08/20/2012
LittleArtemis LittleArtemis
Quote:
Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
Should teenagers be able to visit their school health clinic or nurse and be provided condoms, no questions asked?
Yes. Abstinence has proven to not be a good method of keeping teens from having children young. We're best to offer the birth control methods, and teach them things like taking the pill, and offering condoms of both variants.

Plus teaching them that sex is normal and okay as long as consent is given on both peoples parts (or all partners).

They will do it regardless if told no, so why stop them? Just make sure they have the means of preventing a mistake and if it happens give them an out.
08/20/2012
michael scofield michael scofield
Yes it should be easily available for teens to get condoms. Most teens are embarassed to buy them at the store. and will most likely use it if it is more easily acesseable
09/16/2012
table38792 table38792
Count me in the sensible majority (at least here at EF ): yes!
09/16/2012
J5ive J5ive
Yes
09/16/2012
nosrslylol nosrslylol
Absolutely! I mean, they're a lot cheaper than... babies having babies, you know.
09/16/2012
misty82 misty82
Considering how many teen pregnancies there are these day s and broken homes or homes where both parents work and aren't always home with their children to provide them with the condoms i believe the school should provide them. Some kids are just too embarrassed to talk about it to their parent or don't have a parent to talk to about their sex lives.
09/20/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
Yes, they should give them out!! I bought them for my son when he was 16. He never used them and we threw them out on his 17th birthday and I got him new ones that he then dispersed to his friends. I have bought them for several of his friends when he was a teenager because they were too embarrassed to go buy them. I would rather have the kids alive and safe!!
09/20/2012
hyacinthgirl hyacinthgirl
I think they should have dispensers in the bathrooms, like they do with feminine hygiene products.

- Free dispensers - some high schools kids will grab dozens and play pranks, because hey, free stuff! And that will leave them empty for the kids who have decided that they are going to need them.

- Handing them out in class - possibly a good idea with a note, but one girl in my high school had to go into hiding because a freak ice storm left her stranded at another person's house overnight. Her father swore to kill her to avenge the family honor. If she had brought a condom home from school, she probably would have been murdered right then and there. Obviously extreme example, but even with the note, that could spark some really ugly family fights. Plus the whole 'It's my right to teach my child sexual mores, not the schools', which it is, and the school giving a child a condom is assuming that the child is going to use it to have sex.

- Free in the nurses office - better than free in the bathroom, because fewer kids just being immature will swagger in and stuff their pockets right in front of the school nurse. But a deterrent for the shy kids... who then may also ask why they have to pay for condoms in the bathroom while the brasher kids can get theirs for free.
09/22/2012
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