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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 (561-570):
krysstizzle
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 1:37 PM
I would support it. My boys will be more than aware of sex and safe sex, but obviously other people's children wont.
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Dolcepsle
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 9:18 PM

 All children make a stupid decision now and then. They are children, that's what they do. For your information my son excels in school, participates in sports, volunteers in the community and is joining the military like his father, who just so happens to hold 5 college degrees, so he can defend your right to ignorance. Oh and my son also speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese and English. He can probably tell you more about your reproductive organs and your rights as a woman than you will ever be able to comprehend, WHY??? because we didn't rely on prayer and relgious schools to educate him falsely. We sent him to the best schools in our town and backed it up with education from his parents. You know, proper parenting!


Quoting Dzyre1115:

How sad that you are raising kids that you know will lack good judgement! 

Quoting Dolcepsle:

Ah, clearly you had a private school education with that use of language.

No matter what your financial status is or what school your children attend, kids are kids and they lack good judgement for the most part. I hope your kids go to a religious school so they can pray away pregnancy and stds after not being educated.


Quoting Dzyre1115:

 Ha, it's too easy....Bitches come and bitches go, but one thing remains the same and that is me!


Quoting adeber1:

Someone knows how to google....bully for you! You're posts are unenlightened, ignorant, and a waste of time. Either provide some actual facts and stats rather than snippets from random links or shut up and go away you frickin troglodyte!



Quoting Dzyre1115:


 The states that cover abortions cover elective abortions in addition to medically necessary abortions all states cover medically necessary abortions under Medicaid and in some cases in the event of rape and incest.  You seem to think you know a lot more than you do.....



Quoting adeber1:

Try taking a closer look at my post. I said Medicaid doesn't cover abortion in general, but will cover under certain circumstances and such limited coverage is by no means an entitlement for all Medicaid recipients. My point is that Medicaid does not equal free abortions as your post suggests.

My DD is quite young and won't be ready for school for several years. That said, all options are available and our first choice is public.




Quoting Dzyre1115:



 Actually abortions are covered by Medicaid in fifteen different states in this country, maybe YOU should get your facts straight before spouting off ;)




Did you choose public school or did you have no other option?




Quoting adeber1:

Ouch...your elitism is showing!

Just an fyi...Medicaid recipients are not entitled to free abortions. Abortions are generally not covered under Medicaid; the only time they're covered is under extreme circumstances where its medically necessary for the mother. I know this because I used to manage a state Medicaid program. Please get your facts straight before you spout off about things you clearly know nothing about! I'm personally thankful you've chosen private over public school. This way my child is spared exposure to your particular kind of nasty holier than though elitism!





Quoting Dzyre1115:




 Oh I see, so you assume that all private school children come from money and that all public school children are paupers, in which case they would have Medicaid anyway and be entitled to free abortions.  Interesting theory though!





Quoting MockingJay:









By access I mean money. Obviously private school kids are more likely have access to the funds to get an abortion, and birth control as well. Plus, expecting your kids to be perfect will likely make them feel pressured to take care of it this way, so as not to let down mommy.  Did I really have to explain that? 





Quoting Dzyre1115:





 Better access?  Is there a school requirement for abortions now, you can only get one provided you go to a private school? You didn't really think that response through did you?









 




 



 


 


 

GLWerth
by Gina on Mar. 22, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Yep. No question about it.

Bella_Madre
by on Mar. 22, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Good point.

Quoting nuclear_sugar:

I'd actually prefer they have to get them FROM someone- nurse, counselor, whatever. So that someone knows they are making these choices and can keep an eye on them. I do support them being available for free though.

Also, maybe it's the middle school teacher in me, but I can see them being wasted on tricks in class...kids getting them just to spit in them and put them on someone's chair, flick them at each other like rubber bands, etc


autodidact
by Platinum Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 9:41 PM

absolutely

Dzyre1115
by Silver Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 9:50 PM
I don't know why you felt the need to list the resume of your husband and son during an abortion/medicaid back and forth. However, my good parenting has gotten me a near twenty year old virgin in college, a near impossible feat based on the fact that so many parents expect and even encourage their children to have sex long before it is necessary. So clearly, "I've got this".

 

Quoting Dolcepsle:

 All children make a stupid decision now and then. They are children, that's what they do. For your information my son excels in school, participates in sports, volunteers in the community and is joining the military like his father, who just so happens to hold 5 college degrees, so he can defend your right to ignorance. Oh and my son also speaks Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese and English. He can probably tell you more about your reproductive organs and your rights as a woman than you will ever be able to comprehend, WHY??? because we didn't rely on prayer and relgious schools to educate him falsely. We sent him to the best schools in our town and backed it up with education from his parents. You know, proper parenting!

 

Quoting Dzyre1115:

How sad that you are raising kids that you know will lack good judgement! 

Quoting Dolcepsle:

Ah, clearly you had a private school education with that use of language.

No matter what your financial status is or what school your children attend, kids are kids and they lack good judgement for the most part. I hope your kids go to a religious school so they can pray away pregnancy and stds after not being educated.


Quoting Dzyre1115:

 Ha, it's too easy....Bitches come and bitches go, but one thing remains the same and that is me!


Quoting adeber1:

Someone knows how to google....bully for you! You're posts are unenlightened, ignorant, and a waste of time. Either provide some actual facts and stats rather than snippets from random links or shut up and go away you frickin troglodyte!



Quoting Dzyre1115:


 The states that cover abortions cover elective abortions in addition to medically necessary abortions all states cover medically necessary abortions under Medicaid and in some cases in the event of rape and incest.  You seem to think you know a lot more than you do.....



Quoting adeber1:

Try taking a closer look at my post. I said Medicaid doesn't cover abortion in general, but will cover under certain circumstances and such limited coverage is by no means an entitlement for all Medicaid recipients. My point is that Medicaid does not equal free abortions as your post suggests.

My DD is quite young and won't be ready for school for several years. That said, all options are available and our first choice is public.




Quoting Dzyre1115:



 Actually abortions are covered by Medicaid in fifteen different states in this country, maybe YOU should get your facts straight before spouting off ;)




Did you choose public school or did you have no other option?




Quoting adeber1:

Ouch...your elitism is showing!

Just an fyi...Medicaid recipients are not entitled to free abortions. Abortions are generally not covered under Medicaid; the only time they're covered is under extreme circumstances where its medically necessary for the mother. I know this because I used to manage a state Medicaid program. Please get your facts straight before you spout off about things you clearly know nothing about! I'm personally thankful you've chosen private over public school. This way my child is spared exposure to your particular kind of nasty holier than though elitism!





Quoting Dzyre1115:




 Oh I see, so you assume that all private school children come from money and that all public school children are paupers, in which case they would have Medicaid anyway and be entitled to free abortions.  Interesting theory though!





Quoting MockingJay:









By access I mean money. Obviously private school kids are more likely have access to the funds to get an abortion, and birth control as well. Plus, expecting your kids to be perfect will likely make them feel pressured to take care of it this way, so as not to let down mommy.  Did I really have to explain that? 





Quoting Dzyre1115:





 Better access?  Is there a school requirement for abortions now, you can only get one provided you go to a private school? You didn't really think that response through did you?









 




 



 


 

 

 

 

mrssummerlin
by Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 9:54 PM
Heck yes I would support that.

Teens that actually have access to some form of BC are much more likely to THINK and if they choose to have sex they will be more likely to use said BC.
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turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Mar. 22, 2013 at 10:00 PM

 I wouldnt support it....but nor would I oppose it.  I just think school is for education, not imposing a societal issue.

IMO movie theatres, shopping centre toilets, public park toilets etc are areas which would benefit a condom dispenser more. 

x_Starr_x
by Bronze Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 10:07 PM
I dont really care ill be giving my kids there own condoms.
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Lottie925
by Bronze Member on Mar. 22, 2013 at 10:09 PM
Yes.
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