Wednesday, December 26, 2012
22 high schools in the Greater Philadelphia area will be installing automatic dispensers to distribute free condoms to students.
This is all part of the city's effort to control a recent "epidemic" of STD's that have been running rampant with local teens. In the last 5 years, 5% of all teenagers in Philadelphia tested positive for any strain of Sexually Transmitted Disease (including HIV).
Since parents were made aware of the upcoming changes in October, the school district has received few objections. Families do have the right to opt out of the program.
Hmm, what do you think of this program? Would you allow your child to be part of a free condom program? Seems like a good idea, no point in pretending that teenagers don't have sex. Might as well be safe!