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There are many countries across the world that are being impacted by teenage pregnancy. Many people have suggested issuing condoms to teenagers to combat this issue.

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No. Sex should be reserved for the intimate union of two people who love each other. I recognise that premarital and casual sex is a reality in today's world, but for schools to take the responsibility of sex education away form parents in this way is reprehensible.

And simply because a condom is used, does not make sex safe. Condoms fail and they certainly don't protect against the potential emotional problems or social pressures faced by our youth.
by Vee
Education is the key. Not condoms.
by Vee
It's not an either/or thing. you can have condoms AND education. Schools providing sex ed doesn't take away from parents the responsibility to talk to their kids about sex (you can certainly tell your kids that sex is strictly for within marriage at home if you want to), it just provides education to those who otherwise don't get it. Some parents don't live up to their responsibilities and don't talk to their kids about sex at all. I know women whose mothers never told them about periods, which makes for a pretty scary first period. They had to ask around and find out about it from friends. Better to hear about this kind of thing from a teacher than not at all, or from other people your own age who might be just as confused.
Regardless of sex ed, condom handouts are not the answer.
by Vee
I don't think they're supposed to be "the" answer, just supplementary to the education part. Obviously it would be silly to give out condoms without explaining how they work and what the alternatives are.
Obviously, but that's not what I meant either. Shall we agree to disagree?
by Vee
Sure. I completely get wanting to teach your kids not to use them, or teach abstinence instead.
Hit enter too early. And of course you're entitled to believe they shouldn't hand them out in schools.
I do not think it is up to a school to hand out condoms!

This is not the purpose of a school -there are a lot of things that would also be helpful to hand out, however I do not believe this is one of them!
by Finy
Yes, definitely.
Absolutely! Better safe than sorry!
I would have said ABSOLUTELY and then I read Vee's comment about how using condoms isn't necessarily "safe" sex. Which I thought was a very good and thought provoking point! I think I still lean towards yes, but I also think that if schools are going to hand out condoms they definitely need to improve the level of sex education that goes with them!
I do not think it is up to a school to hand out condoms!

This is not the purpose of a school -there are a lot of things that would also be helpful to hand out, however I do not believe this is one of them!
by Finy
If they had been made available in my day the boys would have made water bombs out of them. When my daughter was at school the boys would have thought it was a licence to have sex. I find it a little distasteful to think of an entity handing out intimate items to other peoples' children . . . ."Here sonny, go f** your girlfriend". . . . . sorry :(
by Rice
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