An argument in favor of condoms in schools

Even if the program were directly responsible for all of the changes we observed, local factors can affect reactions to any new program, and generalization to other school districts should be done with restraint. A sex education curriculum also helps students to understand their science lessons on human sexuality, reproduction, and the spread of disease; and to understand their social studies lessons on social relationships, the development of cultural norms, and the role of responsible citizens.

With that in mind, I would like to share the words of two of my students who have shown that they can grapple with complex moral and political issues.

One website, explained many ways in which religious groups, along with the medical community are involved in issues of sex education http: These feelings are not only expressed in American culture, however.

The two studies asked different questions and covered different time periods. This procedure was explained in letters and information sheets sent to parents and distributed to students. Although we cannot rule out this possibility, we found generally low correlations between the factors included in the regression model used for the weighting procedure and the sexual behaviors measured at baseline.

Bell is a senior statistician, Sandra H.

Debate: Condoms in schools

A Dual Responsibility As a parent and as an educator, I agree with encouraging sexual abstinence and moral character among teenagers. The percentage of females reporting fellatio with ejaculation, cunnilingus with a male partner and anal intercourse increased significantly, generally moving closer to percentages reported by males.

Some studies have researched how to improve the effectiveness of these programs. Impact of a high school condom availability program on sexual attitudes and Behaviors. There was no significant change in any of these measures of condom use for vaginal intercourse among females.

Advocates of either program have strong opinions on having condoms available to students in school. Other studies have reported negative or negligible effects of condoms in schools.

Impact of a High School Condom Availability Program on Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors

Stata Corporation, Stata Reference Manual: Data from the nationwide Youth Risk Behavior Survey, however, provide a comparison of national trends in sexual activity. Respondents were instructed to skip questions they preferred not to answer.

Rearranging the terms, we have the weight for each set of characteristics: Fifteen percent of eligible students were absent on the day of the follow-up survey. However, at follow-up, a higher percentage of females reported having engaged with male partners in sexual activities other than vaginal intercourse.

Conclusions The condom availability program appears not to have produced an increase in sexual activity among high school students, and it appears to have led to improved condom use among males.

Response / Why Schools Should Make Condoms Available to Teenagers

March 29, DOI: One journal made the point that many teenagers are sexually active, but are too embarrassed or have no means to obtain condoms if they are not made available in school.

Discussion Our results show a substantial increase in the percentage of males who reported that they used condoms every time they had vaginal intercourse in the year following the introduction of a school-based condom availability program.

The self-reported likelihood of using a condom for vaginal intercourse during the following year did not change significantly for students who had had vaginal intercourse, but it increased dramatically for those who had never had vaginal intercourse.

Often teenagers have bad relationships with their parents, and they are unable to talk with them about anything. In one study, for example, adolescents in schools with condoms available were more likely to have had instruction in their use.

We report percentages for binary outcomes and means for nonbinary outcomes.

These opposing, but not mutually exclusive, views raise important questions about program impact.Distributing condoms in public schools will reduce the spread of STDs Condoms are an effective means of combating the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

On this premise, it stands to reason that their distribution in schools and use will reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases among students. Contraceptive Access at School-Based Health Centers: Three Case Studies rooms, 6,7 and improvements in sexual health.

8,9 Students in schools with SBHCs report neither more sexual activity nor increased frequency of St. Paul's two major papers to print strong editorials in favor of dispensing and framing the argument as pragmatism.

Should condoms be distributed in schools? 49% Say Yes 51% Say No Condoms are good Now with the argument of underage pregnancies and STDs. Hypothetically speaking, if underage people didn't have access to contraception and got an STD or an unwanted pregnancy, clearly it's their own damn fault.

why shouldnt I. This one action of. In 98 percent of schools with condom availability programs, students may receive counseling. In 49 percent of the schools, counseling is mandatory for condom receipt. 14 Counseling commonly includes information on abstinence, instruction on proper storage and use of condoms, and, in some schools, a demonstration on using condoms.

Across the United States, schools and school districts have been establishing condom availability programs in response to fears about HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and pregnancy among teenagers. While some districts have considered such programs and decided against them,1 by earlyat least schools in 50 school.

Response / Why Schools Should Make Condoms Available to Teenagers. But public high schools are the best place to provide sex education and make condoms available to teenagers—that's where the teenagers are, and that's where there are adults who are trained and willing to counsel them.

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