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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Government will Provide 11 Year Old Children Condoms Through the Mail.

Do you remember this post questioning why the Department of Health would be interested in an education blog? Apparently the department is very interested in students, particularly those under the age of 18. There are charters specifically for unwed teenage mothers and schools in DC with these services:

Education just isn't about writing, reading and arithmetic; it's also about teaching teenagers how to parent and possibly providing them with other services; under the "Health and Wellness" section of the DC website:

New Heights Teen Parent Program

Pregnant and parenting students have the right to remain in their schools and participate in all school programs. Our New Heights Teen Parent Program provides pregnant and parenting DCPS students with the assistance, support and guidance they need to handle the responsibilities of raising a child and graduating from high school.

New Heights participants may be eligible for educational, employment, housing, support services and information about community resources until their 20th birthday. Contact the Anacostia SHS office at 202-645-4040, or the Cardozo SHS office at 202-671-1995.

This is listed under the Health and Wellness section under the teen parent program information:

Wrap MC Condom Availability Program

We have adopted DOH’s Wrap MC Condom program in all high schools, where trained school staff provide condoms to students as part of a comprehensive health education program for students in grades 9–12. Condoms are also available through the school nurse.

Visit the Department of Health for more information.

The Philadelphia Department of Health is way ahead of the DC program. Students in that city don't even need to go to school for their condoms! They can visit a clinic specifically geared for minors; maybe this is the new way students in Philadelphia can learn map study skills in Social Studies to learn how to obtain needed condoms. If the student cannot find his/her way to the clinic for the condoms, they can visit this website from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health informing the student it will MAIL them for future use:


Need condoms? Use this map to find out where to get free condoms near you.

The STD Control Program provides free condoms at over 100 sites across the city. These sites have condoms available for free, for anyone that needs them.

All of the sites on this map are teen-friendly, and the ones in yellow are sites that are specific to teens.

Find a site near you, walk in, and ask for condoms. It's that easy!

This condom program is available to students as young as 11 years old:


You know you need to use condoms each and every time you have sexual contact with someone. You know how to use a condom correctly. But there is one more important step: do you know where to find condoms?

There are many, many, many places in Philadelphia where you can buy condoms. There are lots of places where you can get condoms for free! Click here for a full list of sites so you can find one near you.

Playing it safe just got easier. If you live in Philadelphia and are between the ages of 11 and 19 you can now have condoms mailed directly to you for FREE.

Maybe it's difficult for you to stop by one of our sites to pick up condoms. Or maybe you're just shy or feeling weird about picking up condoms.

We understand this. That's why Philadelphia Department of Public Health is starting a new program: sending male condoms through the mail! If you live in Philadelphia and you are between the ages of 11 and 19, all you have to do is fill out the form below and we'll put together a package for you.

If you are looking for female condoms, you can get them for free at Health Centers 1 or 5.

Why aren't they making condoms available to students younger than 11 years old? If the government is encouraging sexual behavior for minors, why set the age limit at 11 years old? If it broadcasts the message that children (that's right, c-h-i-l-d-r-e-n) can have sex as young as 11 and it will provide the condoms to make it as "safe" as possible without any counseling about the emotional aspects of having sex at such an early age, the department might as well do away with the age requirement.

Do you think it just MIGHT be a responsible message to inform children they should at least know the name of their partners?:

Our staff is trained for months so they can talk your partners in person with understanding, sensitivity, and a human touch. Once your partners are told, the staff person will then help them find a doctor that can give them a test at low or no cost. If they have something, they will get them treatment.

Even if you only have very little information about your partners - like a screen name, nickname, or physical description and hangout location - our staff can usually find them.

The Nanny State is here full force. Parental authority and wishes are secondary to the services the Department of Health will provide children. Should parents even be using their time and effort in trying to instill values in their children? Our government is here to provide the means necessary to assist with any urges your child may experience. Why should your student learn to understand the consequences of his/her actions? Your child will be taken care of by the government, no worries, mom and dad:

Have needs beyond the web?

Come to our free and confidential clinics at Health Centers 1 and 5. They provide exams, diagnosis, and treatment for a variety of STDs to all people over the age of 12. All services are free of charge. You don't even need an appointment. It's as easy as walking in after school.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't underage sex a crime?

    Is this department going to report possible rapes of minors?

    Funny. No mention of that.


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