Western Journal of Medicine: 172 3 , 149-151. By providing condoms in high school it would give protection against : Twenty two Philadelphia high schools will have condom dispensers to There are cons and pros to distributing free condoms to teenagers. References: Blake, Susan M; Ledsky, Rebecca; Goodenow, Carol; Sawyer, Richard; Lohrmann, David; Windsor, Richard 2003. Gives Pros and Cons of distributing condoms at in high schools? Children have an impressionable mind and incorrect information imparted at an early age can actually transform them into ignorant adults. Right now we're having trouble with the budget, with the economy, and these things do cost money, and that money should be used for other things than handing out condoms.
They believe that making condoms available upon request and teaching different forms of contraception promote sexual promiscuity. It finds no good evidence that any abstinence-only programs actually delay the onset of sexual intercourse. I come from a religious Hispanic family. You may not see anything wrong with having sex before , but somebody else might. Moreover taxpayers should not have to support programs that object to morally. The idea is that they know students are having sex, and they would rather them have safe sex than unprotected sex.
Both types of education seek to diminish the growing rate of these problems among adolescents. A sex education curriculum also helps students to understand their science lessons on human sexuality, reproduction, and the spread of disease; and to understand their social studies lessons on social relationships, the development of cultural norms, and the role of responsible citizens. Quite a few people would agree that it is better for teens to have sex using protection rather than them having sex without any at all. One must also consider the sources from which these arguments are based. All but one said they were already sexually active. One third of all teenage pregnancies end in abortion, about 45% of those we. Joyce Kok, Bothell I do not think the public schools should be in the business of distributing condoms and dental dams and the such.
The Carnegie Council on Adolescent Development reported 17% of girls and 29% of boys engaging in sexual intercourse by age 16 Singer 1994. 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. While many people vehemently oppose the availability of condoms in schools, many others are supportive of these programs. They'll know about them, but they're still not going to use them even if they're there. S is increasing and for most, sex is experienced for the first time at an early age. Do you care not at all for your daughters who will certainly be pressured by this new freedom by boys? Some people say this startling statistic is caused by teaching any objectives in health classes that are not abstinence.
What contraception does is stop those experiences resulting in pregnancy. Allowing your teen access to birth control displays a level of responsibility on their part. Fernandez case as it is clearly shown that a large majority of schools allow parents to deny and opt their child out of the program. Sex education teachers, guidance counselors, and trained peer educators should be available for counseling and to distribute condoms. These sex education programmes also encourage the teenagers to use protection while indulging in any kind of sexual act. And most times, the teen just goes without it.
Before making condoms available, schools should assess whether doing so would meet a real need. These quotes represent the emotional nature of many anti-condom distribution and availability groups. I believe if you look at the results of sex education and Planned Parenthood and other attempts to provide contraceptives, you can prove that it has resulted in an increase in pregnancy. David Mischke, Edmonds I do not believe they should be distributed in the schools. It is unfair to judge the results of the diverse range of abstinence-only programs on this one study. So it is better to teach about safe sex, which the majority of young people do, rather than abstinence.
Thus, as I have refuted Con's final three arguments he chose to present in the final round and Con conversely has dropped all three of my above contentions, I urge a Pro ballot. This website also presented the downside of providing condoms. Lastly, it was clarified that sexual education programs that include condom availability do not exclude abstinence as a solution, but merely present protected sex as an alternative to unprotected sex knowing students will never all choose abstinence. Sixty-four percent of students questioned at the health centers reported engaging in sex; the same number as students in schools that lack health centers and condom access programs. Alternatively, Coburn continued to explain that an abstinence only program had shown lower rates of teenage pregnancies outside of marriage Kirby 2000. I think they're going behind the parents' back.
If Con disagrees, I ask that he respond in the comments before posting his first round to avoid potentially unnecessary effort. If we are not supposed to teach morality in the schools, we should also not teach the absence of morality. The rates of sexual activity did not differ from each other or change throughout the study. The conceptual policy is being drafted by staff and will be presented to the board for final approval at a later date. I tell them I am glad they are being responsible.
Educational Leadership: 52 2 , 78-79. There are three main controversial approaches to reducing rates of sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancy among North American teenagers: abstinence-only programs, safer sex education, and making condoms available in schools. In order to examine the possible benefits and risks of condom availability in schools, it is of paramount importance to consider the empirical evidence. No study has conclusively shown that making contraceptives available to teens leads to increased sexual activity, according to the Alan Guttmacher Institute. Now that I have brought up these new claims, though, his argument has been completely countered.
Some of the myths leaked through these programs are debunked in this source. Adolescent sexual activity will be expected, and peer pressure to engage in sexual behavior would increase. Most of these parents also believed that making condoms available would result in safer sex practices among students who were sexually active Guttmacher et. The author is a Forbes contributor. Condoms are not permanent and simply removed after sexual intercourse.