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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    If the military is going to give every sailor that walks off the ship in a foreign port free condoms, then I don't see why they shouldn't be made available for free to girls and boys in high school. Put them in the bathrooms and/or counselor/nurses offices. (I think it would be good to study the various programs and see which works best over a couple of school years to decrease the pregnancy rates.)
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    If the military is going to give every sailor that walks off the ship in a foreign port free condoms, then I don't see why they shouldn't be made available for free to girls and boys in high school. Put them in the bathrooms and/or counselor/nurses offices. (I think it would be good to study the various programs and see which works best over a couple of school years to decrease the pregnancy rates.)
    Right - because we should encourage rather than discourage underaged, immature, and dependent individuals from having sex.

    I see nothing wrong with stressing from an early age the importance of NOT risking pregnancy and disease just for the sake of ****ing.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    One downside to the passage of time is that people forget the lessons of history.

    Back in the day there may not have been as many unwanted pregnancies. but STDs ran rampant and diseases such as syphilis wreaked havoc on people... many of them innocent new brides... in large part because we wouldn't face the issue that people were going to have sex anyway and we pretended that personal responsibility would take care of it.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Liberty View Post
    Should teenagers be given free condoms?
    yes.

    and though this would be too controversial to ever be seriously considered, i've argued in the past that birth control should be opt-out instead of opt-in for teenagers. the number of unwanted pregnancies / abortions would drop precipitously.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Right - because we should encourage rather than discourage underaged, immature, and dependent individuals from having sex.

    I see nothing wrong with stressing from an early age the importance of NOT risking pregnancy and disease just for the sake of ****ing.
    And by all means, we should do that to. It's not an either/or situation.

    All the teaching a parent can heap on is not 100% effective in keeping teens from having sex. For the less than 100% it makes sense to giveaway condoms to increase the percentage that won't become teen parents.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Right - because we should encourage rather than discourage underaged, immature, and dependent individuals from having sex.

    I see nothing wrong with stressing from an early age the importance of NOT risking pregnancy and disease just for the sake of ****ing.
    Having them available upon request is not encouraging them, it is providing a preventive measure if they should so choose to become active.

    The first preventive measure comes from the home, the teaching of the parents. To deny that they would ever have sex is not viewing it realistically, no matter what is taught.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    yes.

    and though this would be too controversial to ever be seriously considered, i've argued in the past that birth control should be opt-out instead of opt-in for teenagers. the number of unwanted pregnancies / abortions would drop precipitously.
    When I was in Belgium almost every girl is on birth control at 14, and only a very small number are not. They don't have high teen pregnancies, when they went to the U.S. on exchange they were surprised to see teen girls getting pregnant and not on birth control.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Right - because we should encourage rather than discourage underaged, immature, and dependent individuals from having sex.

    I see nothing wrong with stressing from an early age the importance of NOT risking pregnancy and disease just for the sake of ****ing.
    If they weren't planning on having sex or trying sex to begin with, having condoms available is not going to encourage this behavior. But it could make those who are thinking about it grab one "just in case". Not having one is not anymore likely to stop teens from having sex.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good morning, CJ.

    : Do you know offhand when this idiocy began? Most of the people I know still feel they are responsible for their offspring until they reach age 18, even when they get an argument from said offspring that "my friends' parents allow their kids to ...._______" fill in the blank here. : :
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

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