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Prevention/Epidemiology

Rochester, N.Y.: Panel Discusses Condoms in High Schools

July 28, 2011

On Tuesday, the Rochester City School District Board of Education policy committee considered the issue of condom access at high schools. Earlier this year, Monroe County Department of Public Health officials urged the board to take steps to help teens prevent STDs and unplanned pregnancies. Youth risk behavior data showed 58 percent of students in grades nine through 12 were sexually active, including 21 percent who reported four or more partners. The policy committee chair, Jose Cruz, said the group should take its time to work through any policy on such a controversial issue. No action was taken at the meeting, which was attended by about a dozen community members, as well as two board members not serving on the committee.

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Adapted from:
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
07.27.2011; Tiffany Lankes


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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