An argument in favor of condoms in schools

Respondents completed an anonymous, self-administered survey during a regular class period and sealed it in an opaque envelope. In Uganda, education official agree that abstinence should be the central message.

Many parents worry that sex educaton and condom availability encourage increased teenage sex, but studies across the United States repeatedly demonstrate that teenagers are already having sex at younger and younger ages without protection from pregnancy and disease.

Data from the nationwide Youth Risk Behavior Survey, however, provide a comparison of national trends in sexual activity.

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Kirby D et al. To minimize confusion about types of sexual behaviors, we used both precise technical language and anatomic descriptions, and we avoided euphemistic language.

The New York evaluation had a comparison group but no baseline survey, whereas ours had baseline and follow-up surveys but no comparison group.

A can was placed next to each basket with a sign requesting that students leave a quarter for each packet they took. All results from the follow-up survey are based on the weighted data. The switch to an active consent procedure and the local controversy may have led to selective participation in the follow-up survey; as a result, the follow-up sample may have differed from the baseline sample in terms of characteristics that should not have been affected by the program, but that may have been related to outcomes of interest.

Yet another statement of this opinion and fervor is presented by Dr. Opponents, however, argue that such programs lead students to believe that schools condone their engaging in sexual activity, and thus encourage students to have sex.

Adolescent sexual activity will be expected, and peer pressure to engage in sexual behavior would increase. The AAP statement also points to a recent meta-analysis of interventions to increase condom access, conducted both in the United States and internationally.

These students were also less likely to report lifetime or recent sexual intercourse, which contradicts the belief that condom availability increases sexual activity. This procedure was explained in letters and information sheets sent to parents and distributed to students.

My father is not happy with my positions on these issues because he opposes the idea of abortion. Providing condoms in schools is a much debated aspect of some comprehensive programs.

At a time when it is frequently difficult for parents to talk with teenagers, that condom opened up avenues for us to discuss AIDS and birth control with our son. In particular, more conservative religious traditions, as well as religious groups that oppose contraception, oppose the move to the distribution of condoms in schools out of fear that basic values of their religions might be undermined in their children.

Other Pro Arguments for Condom Availability in Schools Other websites offered support for condom availability programs in schools.

Unlike many condom availability programs, this one did not require parental consent, so all students were allowed to take condoms. Making condoms available in schools. Other studies have reported negative or negligible effects of condoms in schools.

The school authorities are putting the entire weight of the government in favor of more premarital sex…That is the absolute game plan of the ultra-liberal radical left. The comments opposing condoms in school seem to make two basic arguments: sex discussions should be left up to parents, and if schools give out condoms they are essentially condoning sex among teenagers.

Here are some sample opinions: The proposed policy is very misguided. Schools teach against underage sexual activity! And by giving out condoms in school that would just be supporting it. Plus, if someone doesn't want to use a condom, just because their school provides it doesn't mean they're necessarily going to take use of it.

Should condoms be distributed in schools? 49% Say Yes 51% Say No Condoms are good Now with the argument of underage pregnancies and STDs.

Hypothetically speaking, if underage people didn't have access to contraception and got an STD or an unwanted pregnancy, clearly it's their own damn fault. why shouldnt I. This one action of.

For example, one study presents three ways in which schools can make obtaining condoms easier in these availability programs, including making obtaining condoms more private, eliminating or reducing the cost of condoms, and increasing physical accessibility to condoms (Brown, Pennylegion, & Hillard, ).

Condom Conundrum: Should Condoms be Available in Schools? Michelle Reising. Date: 11/16/ Introduction.

Condoms in Schools: A Smart Move, But a Tough Sell

The issue of sex education has long been a controversial one. Officials that distribute condoms on school campuses have often been accused of immorality. As stated in the article, Condoms in Schools, courts have tended to defer to school boards decisions and allow condom distribution programs to stand, but legislators have tended to restrict school bo.

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