Should condoms be given out in highschool? I do believe condoms should be given out in highschool.

Essay by kareburrA+, December 2004

download word file, 6 pages 3.0

High Schools' Should Make Condoms Available to Students

One of today's growing arguments is whether or not condoms should be distributed in high schools. Should schools take the responsibility and make it easy for teens to obtain a condom? Should schools encourage safe sex, or only push for abstinence? These are some of the questions parents and for me being a parent I have to ask myself in when deciding for or against condoms in high schools. And by looking around my own environment and what is plainly to see many teenagers are having sex and having life altering results such as contracting STDs and becoming a teenage parent. Thus, I feel condoms should be distributed in high schools.

Distributing condoms in high schools is a controversial topic that deals with the high percentage of young teenagers having sex, and what is the best way to protect them from getting pregnant and getting diseases.

Responsible adults can preach about abstinence and hope that a youth is listening, or society can deal with reality, knowing teens are having sex and teach them how to protect themselves. I am an aunt to a teenage mother, it is sad to say that since her parents did not speak or listen to her regarding boys, schools having no resources and she having sex by the age 14 she had a life altering change because she had her 1st child by the age of 15. This was a very sad day for me since I know her life would never be the same. She would not finish school, have a decent job or basically just rely on the state to take care of her and her child. Just look around our society and you will see someone like my niece. This is why I...