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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    The cost isn't the issue, it is about making them readily available to kids so they can get them without risking being caught and/or embarrassed and so they to develop good habits. I don't care if they give them out free or have a vending machine, as long as the kids can access them without being watched.
    Fine, then put vending machines in high school bathrooms then...but it's asinine for taxpayers to pay for something that the recipients can easily afford.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Actually I did.
    Only 8-11% of 2 year olds have not had sex by age 22. (In many cases, not by choice I suspect) You are unusual. Policies need to be based on reality, not on the behavior of a small portion of the population.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    Why should they be free? If you don't have the money to buy condoms, you don't have the money to raise a child.
    Its much cheaper to supply a 38 cent condom than what it costs the government if a child is born.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Its much cheaper to supply a 38 cent condom than what it costs the government if a child is born.
    What American teenager doesn't have 38 cents for sex?

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    What American teenager doesn't have 38 cents for sex?
    Misses the point. Many kids will not buy condoms for a variety of reasons...embarassment being one of them.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Roughly 40% of teenagers have had sex by age 16. Providing condoms is proven to not increase sexual activity. Condoms are highly effective when used properly. Combined with birth control pills the chance of pregnancy is virtually zero.

    Are you a victim of abstinence education? You seem to believe inaccurate information.
    No, they are not highly effective. That's the point. People believe every word of what you just said, but the truth is condoms fail at alarmingly high rates, even when used correctly and in conjunction with other forms of protection.

    If you and your partner(s) use condoms and birth control CORRECTLY for five years, you will get pregnant. There are no ifs, ands or buts about it. Pregnancy is guaranteed...GUARANTEED! Education does need to start with this fact. Condoms don't prevent pregnancy, they just reduce the frequency.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    When I was in high school it was common for guys to carry a condom in their wallet, and occasionally show it off to other guys.

    Given that guys don't delve too deeply in this kind of thing, no one ever asked if it actually got used or not.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Misses the point. Many kids will not buy condoms for a variety of reasons...embarassment being one of them.
    Fine, then the put condom dispensing machines in high school bathrooms.

    Happy now?
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    No, they are not highly effective. That's the point. People believe every word of what you just said, but the truth is condoms fail at alarmingly high rates, even when used correctly and in conjunction with other forms of protection.

    If you and your partner(s) use condoms and birth control CORRECTLY for five years, you will get pregnant. There are no ifs, ands or buts about it. Pregnancy is guaranteed...GUARANTEED! Education does need to start with this fact. Condoms don't prevent pregnancy, they just reduce the frequency.
    You are plain wrong with this claim "If you and your partner(s) use condoms and birth control CORRECTLY for five years, you will get pregnant."

    "Are condoms effective at preventing pregnancy?
    Yes. When used consistently and correctly condoms* are 98% effective at preventing pregnancy. This is according to leading health authorities such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1,2
    Are condoms effective at preventing sexually transmitted infections?
    Yes. Condoms have been proven to provide protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). In fact, condoms are the only contraceptive method that also provides STI protection. Condoms provide different levels of risk reduction for different STIs because infections are spread differently—some are spread by contact with bodily fluids while others are spread by skin to skin contact.
    In general, research shows that condoms are most effective in preventing those STIs that are spread by bodily fluids, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV. Condoms also can reduce the risk of contracting diseases spread by skin-to-skin contact, such as herpes and HPV. However, condoms only can protect against these diseases if the sores are in areas covered by the condom.3
    Do condoms provide protection against HIV?
    Yes. Long-term studies involving couples where one partner is HIV-positive and the other is not (called serodiscordant couples) allow researchers to estimate the incidence of transmission among condom users and nonusers. Studies of these couples have found that consistent condom use reduces the risk of HIV transmission by between 80 and 94%.3,4

    Do condoms break and slip off frequently?
    No. When used consistently and correctly, condoms are 98% effective in preventing pregnancy and are the only form of birth control that also can prevent STIs.3,7,8 This is why it’s important to follow directions for correct use."

    http://factsaboutcondoms.com/pdf/Con...Q%202.4.13.pdf





    The perfect (proper) use pregnancy rate of COCPs (birth control pills) is 0.3% per year.

    Trussell, James; Robert Anthony Hatcher, Felicia Stewart (2007). "Contraceptive Efficacy". In Hatcher, Robert A., et al. Contraceptive Technology (19th rev. ed.). New York: Ardent Media. ISBN 0-9664902-0-7.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Misses the point. Many kids will not buy condoms for a variety of reasons...embarassment being one of them.
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