Pros And Cons Of Condoms

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Sally and her boyfriend want to engage in sexual intercourse but are not sure where to get condoms. Jessica a junior in high school is pregnant because her boyfriend did not use a condom. Jerry is scared he may have gotten a sexually transmitted disease from the girl he hooked up with last night. These are examples of three high school students who could have avoided the situations that they are in, if high schools provided condoms to their students. After a two-year study in Philadelphia, the percent of students using condoms increased six percent. (Dodd, par. 2). A number of schools are looking to change their polices on condom distribution. This issue has resulted in plenty of discussion over the last ten years. There are three reasons …show more content…
There are many high school students who start experimenting at a young age. This means they do not have the ability to drive. Many of them do not even know that there are clinics that give out free condoms. Also most high school students do not want to talk to their parents about this topic or they do not know that there are places that give out free condoms. Dr. Rebecca Obrien, lead author of American Academy of Pediatrics Journal had said “For teens to use them, they have to have them available, and they’re not going to come in necessarily asking for them. Having them available not just in healthcare settings is really important. Have them in the mall. They should be everywhere” (Ressler, par. …show more content…
Girls in high school are no where near ready to have children. They are not financially or emotionally capable to provide for children. On average teenage pregnancies cost taxpayers $1,647 (“Easy Access to Contraception Helps Reduce the Incidence of Teen Pregnancy” par. 2).
Children cost money, money that teenagers do not have Also emotionally girls in high school are not ready for children. At such a young age the brans of teenage girls are not done developing, which means they are literally not emotionally capable of becoming mothers. Studies show that having confidential and easy access to condoms have been found to help prevent pregnancies that are not intended (par. 1). Although there are three solid reasons for allowing public high schools to provide condoms, opponents claim condom distribution increase sexual activity among teenagers. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is a fact that teenagers are having sex. Providing condoms does not increase nor decrease teenagers having sex, it protects them (Dodds, par. 5). The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that condom availability has no impact on the amount of high school students having sex, but simply decrease the unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (Eisner, par.

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