View Poll Results: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Most of that is the fault of the parents.
    Unless one is going to imprison their children it is impossible to control everything that they do. Parents are not the only ones who influence kid's behavior. With teenagers, parents can be a relatively minor influence compared to peers and the media.
    Last edited by Hard Truth; 07-02-13 at 08:07 PM.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    As I showed in previous posts with statistics and links, free condoms are proven to be effective and do not encourage additional sexual activity.
    Well, I didn't read all 33 pages of this thread, so I missed that.

    If there are reputable studies that show it's effective at reducing teen pregnancy and STDs then I support it. I'm kind of surprised that it works, but if it does I don't have a problem with it.

    It makes me wonder though, if it's giving out the free condoms themselves that is effective, or if it's the better quality sex ed that likely goes along with giving out the free condoms.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    That's good enough for me as long as the prices are low.
    Whatever the market will bare...since they will be privately run.


    Btw, just how were you planning to give these government condoms away?

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    Or people should just learn to use some self-control.
    I'm simultaneously rolling my eyes and laughing my *** off at these people who are saying the expectation of personal responsibility is unrealistic.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    No. If I don't get free condoms, why the hell should they?

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Whatever the market will bare...since they will be privately run.


    Btw, just how were you planning to give these government condoms away?
    The only way I will support giving out government condoms is if they have pictures of members of congress and the white house on the wrapper.

    Like baseball cards.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Some of it, sure. But parents can only do so much. Teens want to have sex. Their bodies are screaming for them to do it. Those signals can be hard to ignore, no matter how good a job your parents did in teaching you to be careful.
    That's just an excuse.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    I'm simultaneously rolling my eyes and laughing my *** off at these people who are saying the expectation of personal responsibility is unrealistic.
    Exactly...
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    I'm simultaneously rolling my eyes and laughing my *** off at these people who are saying the expectation of personal responsibility is unrealistic.
    These are minors who are legally not expected to act as responsibly as adults. Research shows that the brain functions related to understanding risks and consequences and acting responsibly are not fully developed until someone is in their mid twenties or later.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    These are minors who are legally not expected to act as responsibly as adults. Research shows that the brain functions related to understanding risks and consequences and acting responsibly are not fully developed until someone is in their mid twenties or later.
    It's mommy's and daddy's responsibility to teach responsibility to their kids. We're not talking about some kid abandoned by both of their parents. If responsibility to buy and use a condom is that hard in your eyes, perhaps we should up the legal adult age to mid twenties or later.
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