Doctors say that condoms should be available to all teens

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Genevra Pittman, Reuters

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Although teenagers should be encouraged to abstain from sex, they should also have access to cheap condoms, pediatricians said Monday.

In a policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Adolescence said schools are a good place to make condoms available. To be most effective, they should also be accompanied by sex education programs.

There is still some resistance to making condoms more accessible for young people, researchers said.

“I think one of the main issues is the idea that if you provide condoms and make them accessible, kids will be more likely to have sex. But really, that’s not the case,” Amy Bleakley said.

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