Condom provision in schools ignites debate

Debate on the introduction of condoms in schools has now reached home
Debate on the introduction of condoms in schools has now reached home

FRANCISTOWN: In recent years various countries have faced growing levels of pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases infections amongst teenagers particularly in high schools.

The problems have led to a debate as to whether secondary schools across the world should make condoms available to learners in a bid to mitigate against Sexual Transmitted Infections (STIs) and teenage pregnancy or not. Some have opined that providing condoms in secondary schools could encourage sexual activities amongst learners.

In 2017, United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) researchers conducted a study on the impact of distributing condoms in some schools around the world. 

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