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Montgomery County Public Schools Condom Initiative

Montgomery County Public Schools Condom Initiative

 

A recent decision by the Montgomery County, Maryland school board will give high school students easy access to condoms. The school board voted for the condom initiative in light of recently released CDC data that reports syphilis cases nearly doubled, gonorrhea cases increased by 67 percent and chlamydia remained at record highs between 2013 and 2017. Montgomery County has seen a significant rise in STIs among youth between 15- and 19-years-old.

Sexual health services are provided by the Montgomery County Health Department, which also staffs MCPS health rooms. Condoms will be available to all MCPS high school students on Oct. 1, 2018.

The county health department will depend on a state-provided ration of 4,000 condoms a month. If more are needed, the district can purchase them at an estimated $90 per 1,000.

What are your thoughts on the distribution of condoms to high school students?

 

 

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Stargazer Oriental Lily, Lilium oriental hybrid, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 5280
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 3 months ago

Oh Wow!!! since i don't have any children I'll keep my opinions to myself. Interesting topic.....

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) 3 months ago

I'm really glad my children are grown.  I only have one grandchild left that is off school age.  One thing for certain, it isn't the era I went to high school in.

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Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 3 months ago

This is a very progressive move on the part of the Montgomery County Public School District.  I wonder how well it will be received?

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Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 3 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

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