Philadelphia High Schools to Welcome Students Back with Free Condom Dispensers

Eric Owens, The Daily Caller, December 25, 2012

The Philadelphia Health Department will install clear plastic dispensers brimming with free condoms at 22 of Philadelphia’s public high schools over winter break.

The schools chosen for the pilot program have the highest rates of students infected with sexually transmitted diseases in the city, Philly.com reports. All students—even those as young as 14—will be eligible to score free condoms unless their parents sign a form prohibiting them from participating.

The primary issue city officials hope to address with the pilot program is not teen pregnancy, but the growing prevalence of sexually transmitted disease among adolescents.

Teens currently account for a quarter of new HIV infections and STDs in the City of Brotherly Love.

“I support the policy strongly,” Mayor Michael A. Nutter told Philly.com. “This is a serious public health matter.”

“Many of our teenagers, regardless of what adults think, are engaged in sexual activities,” Nutter added. “Discussion about whether or not they should be sexually active is an appropriate discussion, but if they are, then we need to make sure they’re engaged in safe sexual practices.”

“If a teenager wants to use a condom, they should have access to a condom,” summarized Donald F. Schwarz, the deputy mayor for health and opportunity, according to Philly.com.

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The machines will be “supervised,” he promised Philly.com.

Free condom distribution is not a new phenomenon in Philadelphia high schools. A dozen already have “health resource centers” where the condoms are available gratis. {snip}

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  • Puggg

    A certain someone who self-admits his mind is in the gutter and needs to get it out of the gutter says that this condom dispenser looks eerily similar and alludes to the bottom part of the female torso. Especially the part about taking the condoms you want from “down there.”

    I’m sure when school starts back up, this very same dispenser will be full of pregnancy tests.

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      Yes, I know, I need to get my mind out of the gutter.

      Here’s the dispenser:

      http://articles.philly.com/2012-12-24/news/35983900_1_free-condoms-health-resource-centers-million-condoms

      You need to click on the small image to make it bigger and whole, to see what my dirty mind is thinking about.

      • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

        The image isn’t enlarging for me. Can you tell me what I’m looking for?

        • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

          I would rather not, before I take this conversation to a really bad place and I wind up getting an e-mail.

      • Pelayo

        Well QD, I am prepared to join the ranks of the “Prurient “. I clicked on your link and immediately had the same reaction. I also began to speculate events that might follow. To set the scene, some years ago NYPD officers somewhere in one of the five boroughs, observed a guy (no race indicated) “pleasuring” himself with a chain link fence. Apparently he had “inserted” HIS “pole” between the pole that supported the gate and the pole that supported the continuation of the fence. He was arrested for indecent exposure and I don’t know what else. Perhaps “Gate Rape”? That assumes of course that the fence did not give it’s consent. True story from WABC 77 AM.

        Anyway I’m getting mental images of dah Youfs performing similar acts of autoeroticism with that condom dispenser. That might be challenging depending on how high on the walls the machines are “mounted”. Well, they are good at slam dunking.

        We live in a world that seems like an endless Monty Python movie; the difference being that THEY were funny.

    • http://twitter.com/LavMenace Crystal Lee Evans

      These girls will get pregnant so they can collect their benefits. you know their ebt

  • fakeemail

    It wasn’t that long ago in American public schools when girls who didn’t wear an appropriate shirt underneath a V-neck sweater got in big trouble. Bye, bye, Miss American Pie. . .

  • 48224

    GREAT! They need to add a free “family planning clinic” where they can get free abortions and sterilizations of men and women. Money well spent! I totally agree with the left on this point.

    • Stentorian_Commentator

      Amen. I used to be more doctrinaire in my pro-life views, but now I’m into triage, and anything that might reduce their numbers is fine. Clearly, they aren’t dissuaded from rutting by the lack of condoms.

    • kjh64

      When they have a baby, everyone else in in society is punished, through higher taxes and the problems their future felons will cause. While I’m all for condoms, using them takes a degree of responsibility, something I’m afraid most of them totally lack. You can lead a horse to water……

      • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

        Giving them free condoms is one thing. Getting them to use them is another.

        If it cuts down on the number of future welfare dependents, that’s great. I just have my doubts.

        Also making them free is not a good idea. There should be some cost involved otherwise everyone will be taking them just because they’re free.

    • Pelayo

      You mean “punishing us” with supporting their baby who in a few years will be mugging us and raping our daughters and grand daughters. I say go with Vasectomies and Tubal Ligations.

  • WmarkW

    What’s the break-even point on kids with 16-yo ghetto mothers?

  • dhs

    Topic for MS social science thesis: Correlation between schools chosen for condom dispensing because of their high STD rate and the racial composition of students.

  • The__Bobster

    Mudflaps don’t do birf control. They’ll use the rubbers to smuggle drugs instead.

  • storibund

    If they actually served to decrease the native population, I’d applaud them enthusiastically.

  • roadgeek

    How do you “supervise” a condom dispenser?

    • Greg Thomas

      Maybe Jocelyn Elders is available….

  • http://twitter.com/LavMenace Crystal Lee Evans

    So what if condoms are available for free. I personally do not think that would lower the teen pregnancy rate in Philadelphia.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-Bates/100000284781928 Jessica Bates

    Giving blacks free condoms. I have no problem with this.

  • Pelayo

    I grew up in Philadelphia. There’s NO amount of money that could EVER convince me to return. Philadelphia is a ” soul” city and I predict that there will never be another White mayor in that God forsaken town. The city is bankrupt. They’re closing schools but they’re putting condom vending machines in the schools. HN the Mayor’s outlook is that they’re going to screw anyway so we may as well prevent disease. Well these “YOUTHS” are going to kill each other anyway , so why don’t we install ammo vending machines.
    I had hopes that Nutter would be a different Black mayor, But he’s bent over the barrel with the Glory Holes drilled in them. I assume that he’ll be joining us White folks in there with him.
    The crocodile has been eating well these past 40 years.

    • IstvanIN

      I thought Michael Nutter was well intentioned but, lets be real, the few blacks who want to do the right thing are so far out numbered that there is no hope for the good ones.

      • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

        I never even gave him credit for being “well-intentioned.” I always thought his act was phony as a $3 bill with Morris Dees’s face on front.

        Nutter’s act is just a pseudo-moralistic fan dance. It’s like the trashy neighbor parents who pretend to discipline their kids when they’re outside and everyone is watching them, but when they go in the house, the kids do whatever the hell they want and run as wild as they want to be, then when all the decent neighbors are asleep, the kids sneak out of the house, with their trashy parents’ permission.

        Nutter is good at popping off whenever his precious people engage in serious mischief, but that’s all he does, pop off. You would think that at some point, the preaching would be backed up with some action, and the mischief would end. But it keeps going on, which makes me wonder if the mischief really bothers him all that much, or whether he thinks the mischief is more of a feature rather than a bug. When it happens, he gets another chance to pretend to be morally indignant toward his fellow blacks in front of the local and national media. To wit: The initial crime which supposedly makes him indignant isn’t national news, but Nutter’s popping off does make national news, especially Drudge, Fox, Breitbart, Blaze, Rush, et al. If my theory is right, then Nutter is just another publicity whore, only he’s playing to conservative white people who want to hear a black person denouncing black people, i.e. “conservative” whites without the racial nads to do it themselves, who feel they need the permission of some black person to be anti-black.

        • Pelayo

          QD,
          I agree with your comments about Nutter’s theatrics when it comes to popping off. I think that it’s just too late to do anything about Afro-mayhem short of Martial law.

          • Steve

            Problem is, the law is on their side. The martial law will be imposed on us.

  • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

    Yet another theory to correct the problems in the black community.

    Why are young girls getting pregnant and spreading HIV? They don’t have access to condoms. Problem solved.

    If this cuts down on the rate of teen pregnancies that’s great. However, I don’t believe this is going to solve anything and is only going to lead to scrapping this theory with a new theory.

  • anarchyst

    Q: What do you call a black woman that has had 3 abortions??
    A: A crimefighter :)

    • JohnEngelman

      In “Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything.” Steven D. Levitt, and Stephen J. Dubner argue that the Roe v Wade decision of 1973 is the main reason for the decline in violent crime since 1991. They argue that the kind of female most likely to have an abortion is also the kind who is most likely to give birth to a boy baby who grows up to become a violent street criminal.

      A potential mugger who was aborted in 1974 would have been eighteen years old in 1992. Before I read Freakonomics I was opposed to the Roe v. Wade decision. Now I wish that the ghetto thugs who mugged me had been aborted.

  • Lygeia

    They won’t use them.

  • APaige

    Two points:
    1. 14 is a little late for that group.
    2. “parents”? No, they mean the mothers have to sign a form, but they will not turn down anything that is free.

    • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

      Do they still use the word “parents”? Isn’t that callous of all the kids with single mothers or in foster care?

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    we need to make sure they’re engaged in safe sexual practices.

    Forget the condoms, Nutter.

    The Philly schools should heed Jocelyn Elders’ great advice — after all she was Bill Clinton’s Surgeon General!!

    Safe sex is one way to avoid HIV/AIDS, and masturbation is part of practicing safe sex. …. I will continue to fight for the children.. and for their basic, medical and sexual needs. As I have said, time and time again.. if masturbation is not taught in the home, then it must be taught in the schools!

    –Statement of Jocelyn Elders, Surgeon General of the United States

    http://snltranscripts.jt.org/94/94helders.phtml

    Bon

    • Pelayo

      That was the only thing I had ever heard her say that actually made sense. Let dem youfs be wanking instead of shanking.

    • Harley Raceconscious

      Will masturbation class be co-ed?

      • White and Proud

        Please! Don’t give them any ideas!

    • Greg Thomas

      Children have “sexual needs.” How did this woman ever manage to become a medical “doctor.”

  • Magician

    Young men and women, regardless of their ethnicity, who give irresponsible births must be fined. Imagine what type of permanent financial burdens they are giving to their country….

  • PesachPatriot

    Pelayo…i’m sorry that philly, one of the most important cities in america’s history, has gone so badly down hill…NYC isn’t much better…I graduated high school in 1997 and most kids lucky and good looking enough to be sexually active usually splurged the few bucks for condoms back then…then again there was still a good enough economy back then for teenagers to have gainful employment. I’m no prude or religious fanatic by a long shot but we’re definitely not living in norman rockwell’s america anymore…its stuff like this that makes me tear up when I hear johnny cash’s ragged old flag…

    • Pelayo

      You are so right. We are ripe for the picking. The Catholic High School from which I graduated Northeast Catholic HS. for Boys closed down along with another High School Cardinal Dougherty which when it opened in 1957?, was the largest Catholic High School in the US with a student enrollment of appx 6,000. IT was co-institutional with a girls side and a boys side, White flight from the city and rising tuition costs and it pains me to say the pedophile priest scandals killed the Catholic Education system. There are still a fews schools left that are struggling to survive in the Suburban areas. I would wager that the same condition exist in every city in America.
      Norman Rockwell is probably crying from his grave.
      Perhaps the next thing that we see in the Public schools might be rooms provided where the “youths” & “youthettes” can copulate . An administrator could proudly say ,”Hey at least they’re not doing it in the bathrooms or stairwells” anymore.

      Maybe Jeff, Hanneman, Temple and HUP can set up satellite maternity units right in the schools where the Math & English depts. used to be. Hell they may as well. Dair show ain’t none a dat goot edgeamakayshun be gone awn. Knowhahmsane?

      • Rasmus

        The words are “youfs” and “youfettes.” Ebonics 101.

  • Disgusted

    I was in Philadelphia earlier this year and I was shocked at the number of interracial couples, especially White male/Black female couples. So yes, maybe condom should be distributed in an effort to prevent numerous mulatto babies.

  • Diamond_Lil

    You think this is disgusting, you should know what’s going on in the elementary schools. My fifth-grader has given me mind-blowing reports about conversations with her peers. I’ve been back and forth with the principal who was supportive and took corrective action. However, the result was that my child is now a constant target of retaliation and must be on her guard at all times. Except for the actual learning, my teen hates high school. She is totally grossed-out with the PDA between male/female and the male/male, female/female all over campus. My teen came home completely shocked at the number of pregnant classmates and their braggadocio about it. When I asked, of course these girls were Mexicans. Understand that I have placed my children in the whitest part of SoCal that I can. Get your kids out of public school. The ghetto culture is rampant, even in the nice (whiter) areas.

    • Pelayo

      Lil,
      Let not they heart be troubled. Pres, Obama is going to take care of all that,

  • KenelmDigby

    What is the Philadelphia Education Dept. running?, educational institutions or brothels?

    • Pelayo

      It’s hard to tell anymore. Education seems somewhat “iffy” lately.

  • The Great Unwashed

    It would make sense if these zoo monkey’s knew how to put one on. But that’s asking too much.

  • phillytown

    Dont complain. Hey its much cheaper than paying for abortion or illegits. Right?

    • Pelayo

      I wouldn’t count on abortions. Each baby represents a check.

  • Jorge Washington

    I see water balloon fights on the horizon. To discourage this practice maybe they can uniquely mark them so if one is used as a water balloon it can be traced back to the perp for punishment. Or maybe, replace the faucet heads so they are too big to attach the condoms to.

  • Diane Einstein

    I think giving them a $100 WalMart gift card to undergo sterilization might work better.

  • LHathaway

    “I was shocked at the number of interracial couples, especially White male/Black female couples”.

    Everywhere I’ve ever lived, or even visited, in my nearly 50 years of life, it’s always been the opposite. White female/Black male couples. There’s evidence it was this way over 50 years ago, too. Now I see more White female/Indian-Asian-Hispanic men. I refer to HB-1 Visa’s as, ‘happily married to habib’ now – at least to myself. Admittedly I’ve mostly lived among poor people, but I have visited other places.

    • pcmustgo

      I visited Baltimore recently and played the “Let’s count the interracial couples game”…. What do you know, down there, I saw 3 WM/BF and 3 WF/BM interracial couples… it had equaled out. However, most of these white men don’t end up MARRYING black females, that is the difference, although 6% + of Black Women’s babies are half white, so , yeah, there’s more White Male/Black Female interracial stuff going on than marriage statistics let on.

  • Some Guy

    Not to sound disgusting but this will keep the janitors very busy. As other posters have pointed out, will they use them for their main purpose or just make animal balloons out of them? Again here is another “program” that is reactive and not proactive. Give them free condoms rather than shaming and calling out their bad behavior. Forced sterilization is a better answer.

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      The part of me that opposes condom giveaways wants to think, “what we gain too cheaply we esteem too lightly.” There are also the ethics of making consequence free sex free of charge for some people but not for all people.

      But the consequences of sex among the teenagers that attend Philadelphia public high schools aren’t so free for most people reading these words. Which is what brings me around, in that not only do I not mind the condom bowl, if and only if they use these things properly, if they don’t, then barrier method implants or even sterilization surgery should be as inexpensive as possible.

  • pcmustgo

    I actually support this just because they have such high rates of STDS and teen pregnancies, and many are so poor they cannot afford condomns or it’s just not discussed at home.

    Blacks have no concept of birth control, many of them.

    I understand you would not want your teen subjected to this… but… yeah..,.

  • pcmustgo

    NYC HAS THEIR OWN SUBWAY LINE THEMED FREE CONDOMS … you can find them at bars, all kinds of places. I think giving away FREE condoms is well worth the money (and pain) saved in unwanted welfare kids, std treatment, etc…

    There should be free condoms everywhere… Not because I behave that way, but many other stupid people do. A lot of people, including poor white people, do live hand to mouth these days.

  • Rasmus

    Most of them can’t read or write, but they’ll have condoms. A fair trade. (NOT).

  • http://www.facebook.com/joel.pennington.9 Joel Pennington

    Because lilly white kids from the burbs don’t bang and get knocked up right?

  • JohnEngelman

    I was a teenager during what deserves to be called in retrospect, “the sexually repressive sixties.” Abortion was illegal. Condoms were somewhat difficult to buy. Nevertheless, I never knew of a girl in my junior high or senior high school who got pregnant.

    The reason was because most of the movies and popular songs back then presented a view of the world in which sex outside of marriage was considered to be not really acceptable. Even the Beatles asked for nothing more than “I want to hold your hand.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKHFUKZ-IXE