I know this issue has been discussed many times and some of you guys might even be tired of it, but hey, it is worth talking about and can never be an exhausted issue. You know I never really used to give much attention to this issue simply because all the schools I have attended obviously didn’t distribute condoms. But now, as I mentioned a few weeks ago, I have entered a new chapter and now the school that I go to does indeed distribute condoms. I must admit, I was shocked the first time I saw this because I have never seen condoms in my bathroom! and it can be a bit scary, if you know what I mean.
So I ask you, my precious readers of ‘Youth Affair”, should condoms be distributed in schools? At which level of school should they be distributed and will it be in the best interest of the school children? Or do you think that this is just a call for disaster and that doing this will just encourage children to start engaging in sexual activities, that’s if they haven’t started of course.
Well I think that condoms should indeed be distributed in schools as this will help decrease the spread of H.I.V amongst the youth and again decrease the number of unplanned pregnancies. We know that of recent there has been an increase in the number of school dropouts due to pregnancies and this is of great concern. I’ve also seen a number of pregnant students here at the university and I believe that if anything can be done to stop this or at least reduce it, then why not do it!
Like I mentioned in my first article, most teenagers start having sex as early as 15 years so I think it only makes sense that condoms be distributed from junior schools on wards. Get me right people, I’m not saying that children should start having sex at an early age, I’m just saying it’s better to save the lives of those who have started rather than ignore them.
Of course, a lot of guidance and counselling should be done and children be advised to concentrate on their studies and not sex but we need to be realistic and face facts.
However, I don’t believe that people can be pressurized into having sex just because they see condoms in their bathrooms. It all depends on an individual, if you understand yourself and know what you want in life, then it won’t be a big deal for you. So I say let condoms be distributed and those who use them will use them but those who don’t need them, won’t use. It’s as simply as that… Take care my beautiful people!!