Controversial program lets teens get free condoms online

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Controversial program lets teens get free condoms online
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (BDCi) – A new program that lets teenagers order free condoms online is angering may parents, who see it as an endorsement of teen sex.

The California Family Health Council, a non-profit group operates the website TeenSource.org.

Their “Condom Access Program” allows teens between the ages of 12 and 19 years old to order a free pack of 10 condoms, lubricant and a health brochure every month.
Proponents say the program encourages safe sex, and removes the embarrassment associated with buying condoms in a store.
However critics say it’s making teen sex too easy and accessible.
Some also say the TeenSource.org website is catering to younger children with its language and cartoon-type pictures and graphics.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 1/3 of teens between 15 and 19 are having sex.

By: Natania Levine
Courtesy: ktla.com
Photo: teensource.org
20 February 2012
9:51 a.m P.S.T

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