Should middle school kids have access to condoms?
Last night in San Francisco the Unified School Board voted unanimously to give middle school students access to condoms if they want them. Not surprisingly some parents weren’t impressed.
ABC got some reactions from those parents:
“We have to sign a consent form for them to go on a field trip, but we don’t need to know if they’re getting a condom?” said one parent.
“We’re talking about between 11 and 14 years old. And they are not ready for it, so I don’t think this is appropriate,” said Nikkie Ho, a parent.
“It seems so casual. It’s like you get a free lunch for low-income families, but if you need it you can get a free condom,” said Grace Lau, a parent.
On the other side of the argument was the Wellness Director for the Unified School District, who said that a recent survey found about 5 percent of middle school students are sexually active, and added:
“But of that 5 percent, only about 50 percent are accessing condoms. So we need to reach those other students. Every life is important for us,” Kevin Gogin said.
Who has it right? Who has it wrong? What do YOU think?