Well, according to David Limbaugh, a National Bureau of Economic Research study finds that free availability of condoms in schools correlates to a 10% rise in teen pregnancy and a rise in STDs to boot. Here's another article about the study. Interestingly, a supporter of comprehensive sex ed, Christina Cauterucci of Slate, gives the reason; she noted that condom giveaways are helpful to teens that want to have sex, are too embarrassed to buy a condom, and are reluctant to have sex without them.
Well, yes. That's precisely what conservatives have been telling the country since I was a child. Giving away condoms to kids tells them that it's OK to have sex before marriage. Thank you, Ms, Cauterucci. Thank you, NBER.
Now, can we stop doing this?
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