Contraceptives in high school

Contraceptives should be given to high school students.

"The percentage of males who reported using condoms every time they engaged in vaginal intercourse during the past year increased significantly, from 37% to 50%, and the percentage of males who reported condom use at recently initiated first vaginal intercourse increased from 65% to 80%"

Schuster, Mark A. "Impact of a High School Condom Availability Program on Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors." Impact of a High School Condom Availability Program on Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors. Guttmacher.org, Mar.-Apr. 1998. Web. 08 May 2014.

http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/3006798.html

"Birth rates among teenagers have dropped throughout California and Los Angeles County over the last several years. Statewide, the rate of births to teenagers 15 to 19 hit a record low in 2010 at 29 births for every 1,000, down from 37 in 2005."

Gorman, Anna. "Clinic Fills a Need at School." Los Angeles Times 2012 jun 05: AA.1. Web. 8 May 2014.

http://sks.sirs.com/cgi-bin/hst-article-display?id=S200008501-0-4108&artno=0000341602&type=ART

"the percent of students using condoms at last intercourse increased from 52 to 58 percent."

Dodd, Keri J. "School Condom Availability." School Condom Availability. Advocatesforyouth, Feb. 1998. Web. 11 May 2014.

http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/449-school-condom-availability

"The 1995 Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 53.1 percent of high school students have ever had sexual intercourse; 20.9 percent of the males and 14.4 percent of the females have had sexual intercourse with four or more people. Only 54.4 percent of sexually active students reported using a condom at last intercourse; 60.5 percent males, 48.6 percent of females.Each year, an estimated 3 million adolescents are infected with STDs, accounting for 25 percent of the estimated 12 million new STDs occurring annually in the United States."

Dodd, Keri J. "School Condom Availability." School Condom Availability. Advocatesforyouth, Feb. 1998. Web. 11 May 2014.

http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/449-school-condom-availability

"Condoms are made available through different strategies: school nurse, 54 percent; teachers, 52 percent; counselors, 47 percent; other health workers, 29 percent; principals, 27 percent; other school personnel, 13 percent; bowls and baskets, 5 percent; vending machines, 3 percent; and by students, 2 percent."

Dodd, Keri J. "School Condom Availability." School Condom Availability. Advocatesforyouth, Feb. 1998. Web. 11 May 2014.

http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/449-school-condom-availability

Jayla D.

English III Research

Spring 2014