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Do you feel this is appropriate?

Giving away condoms to children as young as 5.....


Asked by banana-bear at 4:43 PM on Jun. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (34)
  • The teen pregnancy rate had been low and dropping until the gov decided they needed sex ed in schools. hmm

    Answer by Carpy at 6:29 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • I'm still of the opinion that if you aren't mature enough to walk into CVS and buy your own condoms without being too embarrassed, you're too immature to have sex in the first place. Handing them out at school (which typically means in private in the nurse's office) circumvents that, for ANY age.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 4:54 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • this is wrong on so many levels, does anyone really think 5 year old children will understand this.

    Answer by deesam at 4:45 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • "ohhh balloons!" Is the reaction I would expect. A 15 yo, yes please. A 5 yo, are they high?

    Answer by silversmom at 4:50 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • but around here all the condom racks have big "Must Be 18" signs on them
    Where do you live? I have lived in many states and have never seen such a thing. There is no legal age to buy condoms. The salesperson can't refuse to sell "you" condoms or require "your" parents' permission.

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 6:07 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • banana-bear

    Comment by banana-bear (original poster) at 4:44 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • Nope.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 4:44 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • It's wrong. I think part of the problem witht he "oversexing" is that kids are getting educated way too young and way too much.

    Answer by Pumelo at 4:48 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • from the article: "allowing kids as early as first grade to" . . .

    to what? have all the editors been abducted by aliens? so much for professionalism in journalism.

    Answer by autodidact at 4:51 PM on Jun. 25, 2010

  • again, FTA:
    "The policy also directs school leaders not to honor demands from parents who object to their kids receiving protection.The school feels that this would infringe on the kids' right to inform parents."

    do you have an article on this that is coherent? this one's a freaking trainwreck.

    Answer by autodidact at 4:52 PM on Jun. 25, 2010