Should High Schools Handout Condoms to Their Students to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and Stds?

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Should high schools handout condoms to their students to prevent teen pregnancy and STDS? Every day thousands of teenagers are putting themselves at risk for pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, and severe turmoil emotionally. Instead of thinking about all the consequences, more and more teens are becoming sexually active without completely understanding the precautions that need to be taken when doing so. In my opinion providing teens with the option of using a condom without question would greatly decrease these risks. When a teenager feels he or she is ready for sexual intercourse they may be ashamed or afraid of entering a store to purchase contraceptives or condoms and they may fair that if they confront their parent about this, their parents may become disappointed in them or may even become angry with them. So they take the chance of having unprotected sex with their partners. They may feel that because it’s the first time having sex for both partners, they are not unable to contracted any STDS or even conceive a child. Offering condoms in schools helps to educate the students on safe sex practices. It helps them to become more aware of the dangers of unsafe sex, and also help them to make the right sex choices when it comes to sex. Also handing out condoms in school can also help to lower the ever increasing teen pregnancy rate. About 820,000 teens become pregnant each year. That means that 34 percent of teenagers have at least one pregnancy before they turn 20. For this 34 percent of teenagers their lives will change forever. Most drop out of school in order to raise the child. Their future went down to drain the moment they had unprotected sex. Distributing condoms in school may also lower the risk of contracting STDS. One in two sexually active young people will get an STD by the age of 25. If giving out condoms in school can do something

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