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PLATFORM : Condoms at School

If we want to prevent children from dying of AIDS, we have to take steps to realize that goal. AIDS education is part of the answer. The teaching of morals and ethics is another part. Giving young people the tools to protect themselves is also part.

Schools should not advocate the use of condoms, but should provide them upon request. Peer (pressure), not the availability of condoms, encourages students to have sex. We need to make the sexually active aware that they need protection.

Teaching morals and ethics has to be more of a priority. If we are to stop this epidemic, we must provide the following message to the young: The best protection is total abstinence and the second-best method is to have sex only within a long-term monogamous relationship. However, those who can’t commit to abstinence or monogamy should be encouraged to--at the very least--use a condom.


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