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, 03-21-2012 - 2:56pm
apples vs oranges. Medications are a controlled substance that can physically harm someone when taken incorrectly or under teh wrong cirumstances etc. Condoms aren't a physical threat. In fact, they're not a threat at all. It's the sex that is the threat, not the condom.

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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 2:57pm
Bingo.

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Wed, 03-21-2012 - 4:39pm
sewchris703 wrote:

Part of the reason why schools are not allowed to dispense medications without writen documentation from the parents and/or doctor is because of law suits.

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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 4:03am

Withholding protection is not going to stop them from having sex. It sounded as if the program included some education, so one may hope that some kids will change their minds once they have more info.

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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 4:08am

That is all fine, and I think everyone here agrees that 12 is too young and that the adults should work with the kids to possibly get them to delay.

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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 7:56am

A thought that came to mind.. Who pays for these?

 


 


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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 10:47am

At the girls' high schools, even OTC was only to be given out by the school nurse and not in the possession of the students.

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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 10:50am

When has that ever stopped legal action before the fact?

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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 11:21am
My point still stands though. Even OTC meds can have a physical harmful effect on someone. Shoot, I know a kid that can NEVER EVER take Tylenol. Condoms don't have thta potential risk.

"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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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 11:35am

I'm not expressing myself well and getting into left field away from my original thought.

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

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