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!
Yes it should be available in high schools because whether any parent wants to admit or not their child is thinking about or has had some kind of sexual contact with another person. If we helped provide contraceptives for those who are doing it anyways we can make sure they are not getting pregnant on our watch or even STD's for that fact. PEOPLE NEED TO WAKE UP and educate yourself and really think about it, would you rather your child sneak around and have sex unprotected or would you rather provide birth control of some sort to make sure if they ever make that decision they will be protected no matter what!?! I say Put it in the High Schools and they should be required to take a sex education class along with it
Teen pregnancy and widespread STD infections are two of the biggest public health threats facing us today. We cannot stop teens from having sex, as proven time and time again by abstinence programs While it is up to parents and communities to decide how hard they want to try to get kids to agree to abstain from sex, knowing that at least some kids will refuse no matter how good the arguments presented to them, it is our responsibility to ensure they have a safety net. Just as we cannot force someone to drive safely, or even to wear their seat belt, but we can require that they have seat belts in their car, so must we ensure students have contraceptives in their 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.
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!