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Should Condoms be Available in Public Schools The topic of condom distribution in public schools has caused many heated debates throughout the country People in favor of distribution of condoms will ensure that teenagers practice safe sex and that the rate of STDs and pregnancies will decline Opponents of distribution of condoms state that distribution will encourage sexual activity and put the idea that premarital sex is acceptable A quote from the National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education More than half of American teenagers have had sexual intercourse and face significant sexual health risks Each year over one million teenagers become pregnant one in seven teenagers contract an STD and one in five hundred students on college campuses are infected with HIV So with these facts in mind is there a need for condom distribution programs Yes there is a need for condom distribution programs The support that has come from authority figures such as parents and educators is falling apart because of the introduction to condom distribution programs It is as though parents and schools have forgotten that some teenagers do not desire to be sexually active but one has to wonder how many teenagers are having sex in todays society In a recent small survey taken at the University of Wyoming the numbers show that of the 36 students who took the survey 24 agreed that most teens in high school are sexually active only 10 disagreed and 2 were unsure We do not minimize the need to educate teenagers about safe sex and the risk of STDs for we are all fully aware of how sexually active teens are today The latest statistic I read on this subject claims Most teenagers 75 to 86 have their first sexual intercourse between the ages of 15-20 Kelley 10 The solution is not a simple one it is going to require
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