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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    That's just an excuse.
    People vary, so no one knows how it is for everyone. Just because you may have had a low sex drive doesn't mean everyone does. Sex (reproduction) is our number one biological imperative beyond basic survival.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    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.
    These programs and comprehensive, honest sex ed are proven to reduce disease transmission, pregnancy and sexual activities. We can self righteously stand on lofty principals about personal responsibility, even though we are talking about minors, or we can cost-effectively prevent disease and underage unintended pregnancies amongst high school kids with a minimal investment. The latter tactic works, and saves tax payer costs in the long run.

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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.
    Ask your pal Sarah how well that worked out for her daughter.

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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.
    I'm betting you didn't blame Sarah and Todd when she was running.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    That's just an excuse.
    It's not an excuse, it's reality. Teens have always, without fail throughout history, regardless of the social or political system they lived in, had sex and gotten pregnant. The fact that you think it's possible to put a stop to that shows extreme ignorance.

    Do some parents fail to do a good job teaching their kids about sex and how to protect themselves? Absolutely. Is that the main contributing factor to teen pregnancy? Absolutely not.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    It's not an excuse, it's reality. Teens have always, without fail throughout history, regardless of the social or political system they lived in, had sex and gotten pregnant. The fact that you think it's possible to put a stop to that shows extreme ignorance.

    Do some parents fail to do a good job teaching their kids about sex and how to protect themselves? Absolutely. Is that the main contributing factor to teen pregnancy? Absolutely not.
    Disagree, Parents and society have failed, they glorify sex in immoral ways, that is the problem.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    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.
    98% effective means 2 out of every 100 times you will get pregnant. Even if you only have sex once a week, you are still getting pregnant every year. That's why websites like the one you posted are so dangerous. They give us a false sense of safety. They make us feel as though the magic tube of latex is going to make anything we do ok. The reality is, it is just slowing the frequency of pregnancy. That's it.

    Trust me, I was in the same boat you are. I thought for sure that condoms and birth control ended any chance of pregnancy. I got a real smack in the face when my wife and I went to a fertility clinic and they told us what I'm telling you.
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    I would say 95%+ rate for condoms is relatively good, it's not 100% and we have to say but it's pretty damn close.
    Ok, let's say a basketball player shoots free throws at a rate of 98%. Does he ever miss?
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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    Ok, let's say a basketball player shoots free throws at a rate of 98%. Does he ever miss?
    Yes but not very often say he shoots 1000 free throws he only misses 20. That's pretty damn good.

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    Re: Should teenagers be given free condoms?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Yes but not very often say he shoots 1000 free throws he only misses 20. That's pretty damn good.
    What happens when he misses? In our analogy?
    You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

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