New Policy Allows Mass. School to Distribute Condoms to Elementary Students

An elementary school in Provincetown, Mass., is implementing a controversial condom distribution policy, allowing kids as early as first grade to practice safe sex, MyFoxBoston.com reported.

The Provincetown Banner reports that the new policy, which the school board voted unanimously to pass, requires students in the elementary school and the high school to speak with a school nurse or trained counselor before receiving a condom.

This will allow students to learn information on proper use.

“We’re talking about younger kids. They have questions they need answered on how to use them, when to use them,” School Superintendent Dr. Beth Singer said, according to MyFoxBoston.

But many officials have reportedly objected to the conversation between students and staff.

“I can see some kids opting out because of the conversation,” said committee member Carrie Notaro.

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