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San Francisco officials consider giving condoms to middle schoolers

Policy change introduced as part of overall effort by California school district to further prevent sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy among minors

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco's public schools leaders are considering distributing condoms at middle schools.

The San Francisco Examiner reports Monday that the policy change was introduced as part of an overall effort by the San Francisco Unified School District to further prevent sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy among minors. A board committee is scheduled to discuss the proposal Monday.

The board first adopted a policy to distribute condoms at high schools in 1991, and in 1996 the board amended the district's condom distribution program to allow parents to opt out or exclude their child from the program, the newspaper reported.

In addition to supplying condoms at middle schools, the superintendent's recommended changes include eliminating the exemption option for parents. Parents would still be notified annually about the program.

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  • Danielle Prentice
    Danielle Prentice Well as for me as a single mother of both sexes, I truly believe that it is the job of the parent to teach their children about sex, drug and peer pressure. This program should to just be another outlet for children to receive information offer not only c...  more
    February 8, 2016
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