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Should high schools provide condoms?

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Started: 1/20/2013 Category: Health
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mmathis211

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I'm in need of YOUR opinions on schools providing condoms to students to help conduct a research paper. Please answer in all seriousness.

I'm actually for providing condoms to students in high schools. It's not a good thing to see a 16-17 year old girl walking around with a bun in the oven. I mean could you imagine having a kid at 16 years old? Say goodbye to the rest of your teenage years. Not to mention the number of teens being diagnosed with STD's! Only because they were to stupid and careless to use a condom or birth control. If putting condoms in drug stores aren't stopping these teenagers from having safe sex, than why not take it to the next level? Put them high schools. Maybe it'll help maybe it won't. It's time to take chances. BUT unfortunately schools are to up tight about any sexual matter because they think it's "encouraging students to have sex." Um no. They're going to be sexually active whether or not you tell them they can or can't.
MichaelLuo208

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Hello, thank you for bringing up this interesting topic, I'll start arguing now, looking forward to a fun debate!

First off, let me began by saying that this idea is flawed.

By providing condoms, not only are the schools encouraging students to have sex, they're encouraging them to have unsafe sex, as typical users of condoms only get a 86% chance of preventing pregnancy because they don't use it perfectly[1]. Even when the user do use the condom perfectly, there is still a 2% chance of pregnancy[2], not to mention that condoms do not protect the user from all forms of STDs.

So no, it not ideal to officially encourage students to have sex with condoms. Besides that, there are many ways for sexually active students to get condoms, for example, at a 7-Eleven. If they're too embarassed to do so or the store forbides them from doing so, they can just ask a thoughtful and understanding adult to do so.


[1]www.thebody.com/content/art 2436.html
[2]http://vitals.nbcnews.com...
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Posted by imabench 4 years ago
imabench
Youll have better luck asking this question in the forums then posing this as a debate
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