Survey: Should High Schools Provide Condoms To Students?

HILLSBOROUGH, NC—There's no doubt that a lot of high schoolers are having sex with each other, and even though the teen birth rate is dropping, wants to know if high schools are doing all they can to keep that rate low. This time, the company asked, in its annual sex survey of over 1,000 adults, if they felt high schools should provide free condoms to students, and they overwhelming majority said yes.

Nearly 77% of the respondents believed that high schools should provide condoms to students upon request, while just over 23% did not. Surprisingly, 82% of the females vs. 71% of the males felt that condoms should be provided to high schoolers.

“While studies show that more high school students are refraining from having sex, it’s important for those who do to be responsible,” said Dr. Kat Van Kirk, resident sexologist for Adam & Eve. “I’m pleased to see that adults are being open-minded regarding teens and sex. It’s important to note that providing teens with options is not the same thing as encouraging the behavior or granting permission for sex.”

The web-based survey, conducted by an independent third party survey company, of over 1,000 American adults age 18 and up, was sponsored by Adam & Eve to study sexual preferences and practices. "Sex Chat with Dr. Kat" can be found on podcasts through iTunes or Her book, The Married Sex Solution: A Realistic Guide to Saving Your Sex Life, can be found on

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