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Philly Program Sends Condoms to Kids

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The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has started a new program -- sending condoms through the mail to children as young as 11.

The controversial new City of Brotherly Love program, entitled "Take Control Philly," has been launched in an effort to prevent STDs and prevent unplanned pregnancy.

"A recent survey of sixth-graders in West Philly showed that 25 percent of the 11-year-olds had already had sex," according to Additionally, more kids in Philadelphia have had sex by age 13 than in any other state in the country.

While the city does not condone children having sex at age 11, they want to protect children who are sexually active.

The site states, "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."

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Ashley April 14, 2011, 2:55 PM

If the kids are having sex, yes! If we don’t, 16 and pregnant will now be 12 and pregnant. Kids aren’t gonna have sex just because they have condoms. They aren’t going to NOT have sex because they don’t have condoms either.

WhoCares? April 14, 2011, 4:56 PM

They they start screwing at younger ages now. Wrap your weenie!

Jimmi Pipkin April 14, 2011, 9:26 PM

Hell Yes, I think all states should offer this service. Even though we would hope that our kids would hold off a while on having sex, that is not the reality. So we should do what we can to keep these kids safe from STD’s that can cause a lifetime of problems including infertility and cancer and pregnancy which has lifetime effects.

Deepak April 15, 2011, 3:35 AM

I enjoy reading your commentaries.

Harshad April 15, 2011, 3:36 AM

one of the best system I use thank you coz you make me know it.

HeeHee April 15, 2011, 9:17 AM

wrap it up tight!

uvuvuv April 17, 2011, 2:36 PM

condoms and pills are too awkward for kids, better to get them in for implants so they can explore themselves freely. and let’s not draq in all this morality stuff, that gets so tiresome.

Rob G April 19, 2011, 11:37 AM

@uvuvuv And exactly how do you propose we stop the spread of STIs since implants do nothing to stop HIV or other Sexually Transmitted Infections? For that matter condoms aren’t 100% effective there either but it’s certainly better than doing nothing.

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