Wow! We can't imagine what kind of uproar this caused at PTA meetings.
In Philadelphia, almost a third of their high schools are getting free condom dispensers installed!!
Before you start questioning why they'd do that… five percent of the city's high school students tested positive for STDs!!
Some even had HIV!!
So this sounds like a really really important idea to us.
A school district spokesman said:
"We believe distributing condoms is part of our obligation to keep students healthy and to remain healthy. The health department has described this as a continued epidemic of STDs among teenagers in Philadelphia."
It's not like they're promoting sex… they're promoting safe sex!
Parents can "opt out" of their kids getting condoms, but the condoms are just in a machine for free.
So the kids have the option to do whatever they want because their parents aren't there! LOLz!
Way to think about the kids' health, Philly!
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