Putting condoms in the hands of high schoolers is not telling them “here, have sex!”, but more “If your going to have sex, please be safe.” Imagine if your child was a high school student, struggling with the urges and temptations to have sex, but is to embarrassed to go buy a condom, wouldn’t you want them to be safe, instead of unprotected? Every day thousands of teens are putting themselves at risk for pregnancies, sexually transmitted disease, and high school drop outs.
Not every teenager is going to have sex. Not every teenager is going to remain abstinent. Whether or not they do is not going to be affected by condoms being available. Because, hey. There are already places that give out free condoms, and even in the face of this, some teenagers have actually made their own decision to not have sex. And stick by said decision. And obviously, if the lack of condom availability stopped teenagers from having sex, there would be a lot less pregnancies, sexually transmitted disease, and teen pregnancies going around. And is there something wrong with sex? No, so long as there is some form of birth control and maturity about it going on. So, if condoms are provided, it increases the likelihood of making smart decisions and not ruining their lives for those who are/ will have sex anyways.
People, including adults want to have sex! Its a simple fact of life. Only if that's true then why not have teens really know everything there is to know? Teaching teens to knot have sex is important, but whats more important is teaching them how to be safe and not get something that they cant get rid of. Be smart and realistic, its going to happen. We need to make it safe for teens now so that they will be safe when they get out of high school so that they can have a good and healthy life.
The schools have sex education, child development, ant parenting. They are practically encouraging us to have sex, so why with all of that would they not encourage SAFE sex? People have sex. It's natural. Plus it might be embarrassing for the kids to ask their parents for contraceptives, so by offering contraceptives you are encouraging safe sex, preventing pregnancy, and most importantly you are preventing STDs
I am currently a 15 year old who lost her virginity at 14. I'm still sexually active with my current partner and we do manage to get condoms, but as a teen its Uncomfortable. Everyone answers are right: Teens ARE having sex. Unfortunately not all of them have the money or capability to obtain contraception. Schools should be helping teens, not scaring them away from a natural part of life.
The taboo of kids have sex too early hasn't stopped them yet. The least we can do is make it easy, and less embarrassing to get the protection they need to prevent disease and teen pregnancy. No matter what your personal view of young people having sex is, they are having it, and they should have easy access to contraception, so it doesn't turn in to an abortion.
Teenagers have legal rights and should be able to make decisions about what happens to their body. The medical, mental and physical risks of adolescent pregnancy and childbirth cannot be discounted and if teenagers aren't getting sexual health services anywhere else then offering them at school is the only logical option.
What most know, but a lot of people don't want to admit is that sex during the teenage years happens. Even with every preventative measure a parent or guardian can take, their teen will have sex; with or without their knowledge. Rather than being ignorant to the facts, minor contraception should be available to students in schools.
Whether we like it or not, teens are going to have sex. You can teach them all about contraception and abstinence but that doesn't always mean something to them. If you have contraception in schools they will have easy access to something they actually need. If teens are able to access contraception easily they are less likely to get STDs and pregnant.
Young males don't think with their top head and teen girls don't know how to close their legs. When it comes to having sex at a young age consequences don't matter to them. No matter how many talks they have listened to they are going to have sex anyway. Best way to prevent them from having children and getting any disease is by giving them the right tools.
Because it will help teens not get pregnant and its a smart idea to have it in the school. Helps them not get STD's and get all gross and help them not ruin their lives and who wants a kid that young? NOT ME! So yeah have it in the schools!
It should not be available at the school but it should be taught about. We need to teach about safe sex because we are having problems with younger and younger kids being involved in those activities. We need to educate them on the risks and how to prevent unwanted problems as a result.
Personally, am a 16 year old female but still a virgin. Its all about having self control and still don't want to lose my precious virginity to some jerk.
From a teenagers point of view, placing a condom in a teenager's hand, is like giving a child a mug of sugar and expecting it wont eat it.
I would think that many parents would want to know what their child is bringing home from school. They are their parents for a reason, they've been making choices for their children since day one, mostly because parents feel it's in the best interest of the child! I know if I had a child that came home from school with ANY form of contraceptive/birth control/condoms someone would be getting a phone call and it's possible I would take my child to a different school district!