Skip to comments.SF Officials Consider Plan To Give Condoms To Middle School Students
Posted on 02/03/2016 9:58:02 AM PST by nickcarraway
The San Francisco Unified School District is stirring up controversy with a proposed plan to distribute condoms at middle schools.
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.
Kids as young as 12 could soon be getting their hands on condoms at school. It's already going on in many high schools nationwide, but in San Francisco, the practice will start with even younger students.
"We decided that it was time to expand the conversation to our middle schools," said SFUSD Director of Safety and Wellness Kevin Gogin.
The San Francisco Unified School District includes more than 10,000 students in grades 6 through 8. Before getting a condom, the studentwould meet face-to-face with a counselor or nurse.
"They will be able to determine if a student is ready and able to enter into the next step of a relationship which would include sexuality," said Gogin.
When asked if he thought it was feasible for a 12-year-old would fall into that category, Gogin replied, "Well, feasibly, certainly for 5 percent of our student, it's happening."
The district says the chance to educate the kids drives the numbers down. 26 percent of San Francisco high school students admit to being sexually active in an anonymous survey. The national average is 47 percent.
"As far as passing out condoms at school, I would not be a fan of that," said Erika, a San Francisco parent who declined to give her last name.
"I don't like that idea," said Kim Nguyen, another SF parent. "That would be a distraction and that's not a teacher's job."
A common sentiment among parents, but state law prohibits them from stopping it or even being notified.
It is a brave new world. The Forbes website recently reported on artist Maritza Lugo partnering with writer and sexual education speaker Danielle Sepulveres on a series of illustrations featuring the likenesses of Disney princesses going to the OBGYN to be tested for STDs.
The illustrations were intended to raise awareness for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.
"I would hope to be the first to discuss that with my girls, but that's on the parents," said Erika.
The district says if parents don't, someone else will.
Isn't this a copyright violation?
Expect ANY insanity in a sanctuary city.
Sam Franfrisco is a violation across the board.
I hope that the parents plan to sue the EVER-LOVING CRAP out of the school district and school board?
Maybe they should write their congress-person
No....that’s the wrong attitude.
If this were me....I’d walk in each day and tell the school gal in charge that I need fifteen more condoms...because I was having relations left and right with all the teachers. And I’d encourage my associates to also request as many condoms as possible....with the same answer....teacher-student-love. Then I’d go on ebay each weekend and sell my fifty-odd condoms to some poor guy from Iowa for a couple of bucks.
When the news folks came....I’d tell them all about my rendezvous with the teachers, and how the school program really got me going....feeling addicted and passionate about those hot teachers.
When I was in middle school, the boys had to buy them themselves. They were symbolic of largely unrealized hopes, but you never know....
Mrs. Smith, an elderly woman, went into the doctor’s office. When the doctor asked why she was there, she replied, “I’d like to have some birth control pills.”
Quite surprised, the doctor thought for a minute and then said, “Excuse me, Mrs. Smith, but you’re 75 years old. What possible use could you have for birth control pills?”
The woman responded, “They help me sleep better.”
The doctor thought some more and continued, “How in the world do birth control pills help you to sleep?”
The woman said, “I put them in my granddaughter’s orange juice and I sleep better at night.”
You can do it.
Kindergarten kids in SF should sue for age discrimination. Bet they’d win too.
I figured they’d already been doing this for years.
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