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Debate Score:70
Arguments:36
Total Votes:108
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should condoms be available in public middle and highschools?

yes

Side Score: 56
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no

Side Score: 14
3 points

I support this view - but making condoms available isn't enough. We need to educate our youth about sex and it needs to start at a young age. Even if students have to go to the health center to get them they won't - one of the main reasons people don't buy condoms is because of embarrassment...and this would create an even more embarrassing situation because the student might feel like the teacher would judge them or tell their parents. This subject is way too taboo in this country and we need to make a change because what we're doing isn't working - 1 in 4 teens contracts an STI every year (I'd say we need to make a change). The condoms need to be available, but we need to start educating the students on other things besides just abstinence because, last I checked, that ain't working. We need to give them the knowledge and resources to make the right decisions.

Side: yes
3 points

YES! I personally think they should be in public middle schools and high schools because you can't keep students from not being sexually active but you can help protect them. As a highschool student I know that people will continue having sex and nobody can stop them but themselves. You can teach students all you want about being abstinant but really when it comes down to it, it's their choice. Let them do what they want to their body just help protect them and give them a condom.

Side: yes
1 point

of course they should, thats when most of us kids get our first action ;) We might as well not have to embarass ourselves in a pharmacy were you have lots of people looking at you when you buy them.

Side: yes
1 point

just because you lead a horse to water, doesn't mean you can make him drink. the same goes with having condoms available at school. just because condoms are there doesn't mean students are going to have sex. if a student is going to have sex, then they're going to have sex. I think that school health centers should have a basket or something of condoms readily and anonymously available to students. teens have enough pressure from their friends and family on other subjects, allowing students to make the decision to practice safe sex shows greater maturity then some people may realize, and they don't need the pressure or feeling of guilt that they're doing something wrong. some people may believe it is wrong to condone student having sex, but they're going to do it regardless, and this is just one way the school can help them make the right decision. granted some of these students who are just starting in middle school don't know what sex or condoms are, but it's a pretty good chance that they will know by the end of the year. and there are others who know what sex is in 3rd grade. by providing condoms, schools cut down on the prevalence of STDs floating around the school and unwanted pregnancies.

in short, condoms don't make students want to have sex, it just protects them from getting pregnant or getting an STD... oh, and not all students have sex.

Side: yes

I think so. I'm a graduate of King Middle School, and with that whole birth control ordeal, I think you know what I stand for. Bwahahaha I'm only allowed to say that because I'm King alumni, so don't anyone else slam King!

Side: yes
1 point

Yes i do believe they should be available in middles school and high schools because the effect they can do when it comes to sex. condoms are 99.23 percent effective and most of them are polyurethane or latex which is a very stretchy and durable items. yes there are chances of condoms breaking or tearing but the chances of this happening during sex are 3 percent and i am willing to take this 3 percent risk. Are you? condoms are very accessible and easy to store and they are not at a high cost. these are just few of the reasons why i believe we should have free condoms available to students in school.

Side: yes
1 point

Personally, I don't think that this TELLS kids to have sex, it gives them a chance to do. SAFELY. With protection, that's all. Kids will go and get one from school, if they are available, but they won't even bother USING protection if they can't get it. They might not want to pay for it.....

Side: yes
1 point

i mean like really kidds gonna have sex. they dont care what yall parents say. their gonna want to you now try things out for their selfs. telling not to do it makes them wanna do it more so i agree because they we be protected for AIDS annd STDS and form getting prego

Side: yes
1 point

because teens are going to have sex no matter what and the way i see its better to do safe sex

Side: yes

I approve of condom distribution in high schools because too many teens are lying about abstinence.

Side: yes
0 points

Absolutely! the average age for a person to start having sex these days is anywhere from 11-15 years old. of 860 girls, 251 of them were comfortable when the had sex.

Side: yes
isivisi(50) Disputed
2 points

There only supposed to have sex when they can support a baby on there own. If you where a parent of a girl who was 14 and is pregnant would you say what you just said?

Side: No
altarion(1955) Disputed
2 points

I would. I would make her get an abortion and then I would sue the schools for not supplying condoms to her.

Side: yes
0 points

Condoms and other forms of birth control and STD prevention should be available from puberty onward. Every person develops at a different pace and while some may not be sexually interested until 16 or later, others are interested as early as 12 or 13.

Side: yes
3 points

I can't understand why this has been voted down but no counter arguments presented.

Fact: Humans reach puberty as early as age 8.

Fact: Puberty causes severe hormonal changes and sexual curiosity results.

Fact: Adolescents' brains have not fully developed the decision-making center making them more prone to spontaneous behavior.

Fact: Abstinence training doesn't work on teens.

Fact: Condoms do.

Conclusion: Allowing adolescents access to condoms is the most logical means to preventing pregnancy, AIDS, and other STDs.

So, all you who voted me down, where's the problem?

Side: yes
3 points

@ Tamisan

I can't agree more so there you got your vote up.

I also don't see why school wouldn't allow the distribution of condoms if they are also well aware that most of the teens has most ranging hormones as compared before due to their easy access of media. They might have been prevented most of the abortion cases that occur mostly in teens.

Side: yes
-1 points

Yes, through a school nurse or health teacher. That way there is some counseling and education, too!

Side: yes
-1 points

i think they should be available in school, but not just handed out because then it would be like the adults at the schools telling kids to go have sex and kids wouldnt have to think about what they are doing.

Side: yes
1 point

yah ok but they cant b lyk a dispenser where u can take all u want

Side: yes
0 points

they wouldnt be handed out, theyd be available in the bathrooms. and the kids would heve to buy them.

Side: yes
-1 points

condoms should be available everywhere

nothing else need be said

Side: yes

I have always had such a difficult time with this issue. Every time I say YES they should, I feel like I'm condoning teens having sex. Of course I know they do but I'm not certain they should be given out in schools just as birth control pills shouldn't be given to underage girls without permission. You may say I'm old fashioned but I tell you I agonize over this and always have...for years. I don't care about the Federal Government I just care about educating these young men and women and girls and boys about the ramifications of pregnancy and STD's! I don't know where the answer lies and I haven't looked at the statistics in many years to even apprise myself of the facts on this. Are there reduced pregnancies because of this? But then again, how could we ever tell since school is not the only place condoms can be had. I don't know.....just kill me for being confused on this issue!

Side: No

Let them practice oral sex..... like when I went to school. You know..., get in there..., up close and personal ;)

Side: No
2 points

No JOE, not without protection...STD'S!!!!!

Side: No

So that's why I get fever blisters... hmmmm.....

Side: yes
1 point

No because it can make them want to do it even more. And if something where to happen and the condom broke its the schools fault for selling them and saying you can fuck now but use a condom. Your not supposed to have sex until you can support a baby.

Side: No
jarednshae(1) Disputed
2 points

thats bullshit..if kids are going to have sex then there goin to..condoms are not gonna make them want to have sex more..if there gona do it then there is nothing you can do besides keep them safe

Side: yes

No, because they shouldn't be having sexual intercourse, period. ;)

Side: No
-2 points
randumthingz(60) Disputed
3 points

the school would be selling them for a quarter each and it wouldnt be encouraging the students to have sex. in the survey that i previously talked about, most of the girls said that they thought that 11-15 years old is the right time to have sex so they would be needing the protection.

Side: yes
-3 points
Heath22(144) Disputed
1 point

So you think that it's better to spend tax dollars treating them at the clinic??

Side: yes
ThePyg(6737) Disputed
1 point

so you assume that if kids can't get free condoms at school, they won't get condoms at all?

i remember never getting a free condom in high school, yet, i never got a girl pregnant in school. hmm, maybe that's cause i did what everyone else was doing and just bought them.

Side: No