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Distribution of Condoms in Schools

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The topic of distributing condoms in high schools had caused a great deal of debate over the last decade. Those that favor condom distribution say that distributing them will ensure teenagers practice safe sex, and the rate of teenage pregnancy will decline dramatically. Those that are against distributing condoms, say that giving them out will encourage early sexual activity and promote the idea that premarital sex is okay. What about letting parents help kids make decisions about their futures? After all that is how parents have been doing things for ages and ages right? There are parents who have actually gone to the Federal Court System, and stated that distribution of condoms and sex education without consent from parents first is a violation of First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The only group that has not been fully involved in this opinion is the teenagers themselves. Most teenagers state that even if they are not sexually active, refraining from sexual activity is very difficult. Abstinence is especially difficult in a society that seems to promote premarital sex, as long as it is “safe” sex. The support that used to come from authority figures like parents and a school officials is collapsing, because of distribution programs. There are still teenagers out there who wish not to have sex prematurely, and parents as well as authority figures need not to forget that. It is a given that teenagers need to be informed about safe sex as well as the risk of sexually transmitted diseases. After all there are countless teenagers out there who have already made the decision to become active sexually. The latest statistics states that most teena... ... middle of paper ... ...ship. It is not hard to understand then that when the threat of losing that love arises, a girl will do just about anything even if it means losing her virginity. So in the end an effective way of preventing, or at least decreasing teenage sexual activity is to teach them morals. We also need to promote an environment that praises the choice of abstinence as a method of safe sex. It would not hurt a thing to teach males not to pressure their girlfriends for sex. Parents and teenagers need to open up the lines of communication. They must know that whether they decide to be sexually active or not, their parents will always love and support them no matter what. If this love, support and respect from parents and friends is cemented into a relationship early, we will see far better benefits than handing out condoms at the door.
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