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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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 1:48pm
If there were such an epidemic, and if other programs were being instituted to address the underlying problem, I don't think I would be opposed to condoms on a temporary basis.
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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 1:52pm
Lock them up? Cut it off? Beat them?

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 1:52pm
Yep. I stated something similar earlier.

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 1:53pm
No one said they aren't addressing the underlying problem. But it can't be solved tomorrow. What do to in the meantime? Let them all get pg and AIDS?

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 1:54pm
OK, if you don't want to have a serious discussion, let's just move on.
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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 1:57pm
I see no evidence that they are doing anything to address the underlying problem. In the meantime, there's some evidence that passing out condoms hasn't worked in the neighboring town where they've been doing it for 6 years. That's a lot of tomorrows.
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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 2:44pm
None of those things will prevent a 12yo having sex; it may make less sexually active 12yos in the community which is, of course, a good thing.

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 4:20pm

Chastity belts?

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 4:58pm
Now, now, now. Serious discussions only please. Anything less than serious will NOT be tolerated.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 5:41pm

Perhaps I'm in the minority, but my daughter, who turns 13 in May, and her friends are always under the supervision of adults.

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