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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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 10:54am

I do not understand your logic that says if you gave out condoms to 12 year olds or anyone of any age, that would encourage them to have sex on school premises.

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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 12:47pm
It isn't a statutory issue if BOTH involved are under the age of consent. It's only when one is over and one is under that it is a legal violation.

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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 12:47pm
Does that mean kids are having sex at the doctor's office and at the drugstore too?

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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 12:55pm
I think it brings up other legal issues. I would think that the school would have an obligation to tell the parents if they dispensed condoms to their kid. At my kids' school, the nurse can't even give them an aspirin without my permission. And I'm not at all sure that 12-yr-olds who have sex are going to go to the school nurse to get condoms, anyway. This doesn't seem like the right way to solve the problem to me.
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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 1:15pm

I wonder if this kind of thing would cross over as a confidentiality thing b/w a student and school counselor, And when I think of things school nurses do pass out, I can't visualize a condom being one of them either..

 


 


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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 1:18pm
Where would kids as young as 12 have sex IYO/E?

 


 


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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 1:28pm
My guess would be at somebody's house when the parents aren't home.
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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 1:43pm
I dunno. Where do you think they're having sex?

"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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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 2:11pm
Yea, Then that's all the more reason school should stay out of it.... It looks like school has encouraged the sneaking around if kids are.

 


 


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Mon, 03-26-2012 - 2:25pm
If 12yo kids are having sex - condoms or no - I'm fairly confident it isn't the school's fault.

"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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