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December 26th, 2012
10:08 AM ET

High Schools in Philadelphia start dispensing condoms in hallways

A controversial move by Philadelphia high schools has parents reeling. A new plan aimed at curbing unsafe sex among teenagers has condom dispensers in schools. According to the Center for Disease Control, 40% of high school students in Philly that are sexually active do not use condoms.

Don Schwarz, the Deputy Mayor for Health in Philadelphia, says, “We’re very concerned about parents and their understanding that condoms are an important part of general prevention. […] We believe our role is to assure that as partners for parents, we provide what young people may need if they’re going to act responsibly in terms of sexual relations.”