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Would you support condom dispensers in your local high school?

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Condom Dispensers Could Be Coming to a High School Near You

Posted by Jeanne Sager on December 27, 2012

condomsReady for a twist in the old "should teenagers have access to birth control" debate? Some 22 high schools in Philadelphia will be welcoming students back in the new year with brand new condom dispensers. So is this a matter of schools overstepping their bounds and infringing on parents rights? Or is this just one way the schools fulfill their role in kids' lives?

After all, Philadelphia's deputy mayor of health was questioned about the condom dispensers, and he explained that schools are partners with parents in raising kids. Put it that way, and schools giving our kids condoms is really the responsible thing to do, right?

Let's just think about this for a minute.

It's ultimately a parent's responsibility to keep kids safe. That's why most parents who really think things through would side with preventing STDs over pretending their precious little snowflake will never ever ever have sex.

But parents have already ceded a significant amount of control over the welfare of our kids to the schools. We more or less have to, considering our kids typically spend more of their waking hours on a school campus than they do with us.

We already expect the schools to help us prepare our kids for the real world, expanding classes beyond mere reading, writing, and 'rithmetic to life skills' training in the likes of driving and often basic parenting skills. In many places, sex ed is even part of the curriculum (and rightly so).

So why not? Why shouldn't schools be as proactive as parents are or at least as parents should be? Why shouldn't they help us prepare kids for safe sex?

Would you support condom dispensers in your local high school?

by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 10:02 AM
Replies (481-490):
Amandatoo
by Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 12:38 PM
Quoting FromAtoZ:




Not to mention, if that's her in her profile pic she doesnt look old enough to have a 19 unless she herself was a teen mom.
Medusa686
by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Yes

little.worthen
by Tess on Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM
No. I'd go to the school and continually buy them out. But I don't think I'll have that problem here..
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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:08 PM


Quoting little.worthen:

No. I'd go to the school and continually buy them out. But I don't think I'll have that problem here..

Where is here and what problem are you talking about?

~*~Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.~*~

little.worthen
by Tess on Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:09 PM
Problem: condom dispensers
Here: Utah. Where there's no way parents would say yes to that.


Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting little.worthen:

No. I'd go to the school and continually buy them out. But I don't think I'll have that problem here..

Where is here and what problem are you talking about?

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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:12 PM


Quoting little.worthen:

Problem: condom dispensers
Here: Utah. Where there's no way parents would say yes to that.


Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting little.worthen:

No. I'd go to the school and continually buy them out. But I don't think I'll have that problem here..

Where is here and what problem are you talking about?

Ah, I see.  Utah explains it.

~*~Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.~*~

jajumommy2000
by Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 1:15 PM

 YES YES YES YES!!!!! Very necessary!!!

lalasha
by Bronze Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM
Yes. For free along with a through sex ed class.
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pixie92
by Platinum Member on Dec. 30, 2012 at 2:26 PM
i know plenty of parents including my aunts that would say yes to this because unlike you seem to think they believe some kids will have sex and they have the right to protection, and they are mormon and catholic.


Quoting little.worthen:

Problem: condom dispensers

Here: Utah. Where there's no way parents would say yes to that.




Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting little.worthen:

No. I'd go to the school and continually buy them out. But I don't think I'll have that problem here..

Where is here and what problem are you talking about?


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little.worthen
by Tess on Dec. 30, 2012 at 2:30 PM
The majority where I live will say no. Maybe some will say yes but most won't. Where do they live? Salt lake? And I know that they may have sex but giving them a dispenser for easy access isn't the answer.

Quoting pixie92:

i know plenty of parents including my aunts that would say yes to this because unlike you seem to think they believe some kids will have sex and they have the right to protection, and they are mormon and catholic.




Quoting little.worthen:

Problem: condom dispensers


Here: Utah. Where there's no way parents would say yes to that.






Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting little.worthen:

No. I'd go to the school and continually buy them out. But I don't think I'll have that problem here..

Where is here and what problem are you talking about?


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