Sunday, June 27, 2010

Condoms in grade school

A new school policy at a Massachusett's grade school makes condoms available to every student no matter the age. Parents do not have a say in whether their child gets one. The Pronvincetown grade school goes from pre-k to 6th grade. According to an NBC news report, the superintendent says she doesn't expect younger students in kindergarten and first grade to ask for condoms. That is why there was no age specification with the new policy. The school board is now looking at tweaking the policy to reflect an age.

Still, should schools be handing out condoms to kids in 6th grade? That seems sickeningly young to me. If it prevents pregnancy and STDs and the kids are going to do it anyway, I guess it would be good. But would more kids have sex at a younger age if they had access to condoms? When do schools even teach sex ed these days? What are your thoughts on kids being given free condoms at school. At what age do you think that is appropriate, if ever?

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

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