Condoms for 12 year olds?

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Condoms for 12 year olds?
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Mon, 03-19-2012 - 2:35pm

A school district in MA is considering offering condoms to students as young as 12, they are seeing sexual activity, STDs and pregnancy affecting kids even at this age.

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Registered: 03-27-2000
Tue, 03-20-2012 - 11:58am

I don't know.

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Tue, 03-20-2012 - 3:28pm

Cause those are used to block the elevators.

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Tue, 03-20-2012 - 3:55pm

Thumbs up, you said it perfectly.

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Tue, 03-20-2012 - 7:30pm

I would be totally FOR this.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Tue, 03-20-2012 - 8:08pm

If they need them, they need them, but I think it is an absolute crime that immature children are feeling pressure to have sex. I don't care how precocious they are, if a 12 year old has sex, it's because that child thinks he or she "has" to for some reason. Sure, they have urges, but they are not mature enough to engage in this kind of relationship and at the very least, I hope the adults in their lives (any adult!) are addressing the psychological roots of the problem and not just trying to prevent the physical consequences.

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 10:57am

My first question to the school board would be would the school district also accept the responsibility in the case of condom failure or failure of use by said student?

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 12:22pm

Why would the school district be responsible instead of the condom company?

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 12:52pm

It should be left to the parents but the school should focus on prevention?

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Registered: 02-24-2010
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 1:04pm

It is sad and icky to think that some 12 year olds are having sex.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Wed, 03-21-2012 - 1:06pm

A boy in my older dd's grade became a father at age 13.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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