40,000 condoms donated by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health where recently returned because the condom wrappers showed sexually suggestive messages that many Boston parents felt were way too inappropriate for their sexually active teenagers.
Last year, Boston Public School Committee voted 5-0 to adopt its “wellness policy” which included making condoms available in the city’s high schools.That vote extended the standard of free condoms from 19, to all 32 area public schools.
“I was deeply offended,” said Helen Dajer, a mother of three teenagers in the Boston School system. “As a health care provider, I’ve given out countless condoms, but never any like these. The wrappers need to be neutral, maybe just blue or red, not these suggestive slogans, which are offensive to women,” Dajer continued.
The cockeyed message that Dajerlike–and so many Boston parents is saying is that they are okay with their teenaged kids having all the sex they want, as long as the condom wrapper is a generic, non-explicit red or blue. It’s insane.
The “wellness policy” says that all students should have access to “key resources and services that are developmentally appropriate and support sexual and reproductive health in a safe and supportive environment.”
Again, the message here is that it’s okay for these sex-craved minors to hump their brains out between PE and recess, as long as the condom wrappers don’t have crude comments like “lucky one” on them.
— stephanie (@momsmt) March 4, 2014
“We made the decision to take all of those condoms out of school circulation and to go with some that had different, generic wrappers,” Boston Public Schools Director of Media Relations Brian Ballou told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Thursday.
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