Argument Essay

Submitted By Shawnie-Boo
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De’Shawnna Boone
Freshman Comp. MWf 11;00
Mini Argument/Debate/Discussion
April 16 2013
“For Condoms”

Should condoms be handed out in high schools and colleges? This has been a very controversial subject. Many people are for handing out condoms to stop pregnancies and disease. On the other hand many people are against handing out condoms in school. Some people believe handing out condoms during school is promoting sex. I believe that condoms should be given out in high schools and colleges because that can lower teen pregnancies and STD’s.
Being safe is better than being sorry. If parents can’t afford to provide condoms to their children or the teen can’t afford the condoms there should be an alternative other than using nothing. Having a condom from school isn’t as bad as people make it seem. Having a condom is better than walking around with something you can’t get rid of like Herpes or even a child. One little second of pleasure isn’t worth a lifetime of Herpes or a child.
Schools need to hand out condoms to help immature teenagers. Lets face it teenagers will always be having sex no matter what. A condom will help dumb teens when they don’t have anything. Schools want to teach about sex ed but when it really comes to needing the help in a sticky situation all that the schools have taught is pointless. Parents would rather their teens use condoms given by the school then not to use anything at all.
The world is currently trying different methods in order to tackle the HIV/AIDS pandemic. By making condoms available for sexually active teens at school, are not only tackling this issue but at the same time backing up what teens are taught in sex education classes. They are taught that abstinence is the best prevention. However, looking at the teenage pregnancy rates today, it is evident that some of the teens don't take it to heart. By providing them with condoms, schools are helping them take the first step in having safe sex. they are not condoning it at all. They simply want to rest assured that if all else fails and a teen is set on having sex, schools have provided them with the means necessary to protect themselves. Currently, less than half of the states in the United States make it mandatory for schools to teach about sex. Only five of them teach about abstinence. There are no mandatory, regulated demands about how to teach the students. With this idea in mind, students have impulsive…