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San Francisco's public schools leaders consider distributing condoms at middle schools

San Francisco schools consider distributing condoms

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San Francisco's public schools leaders are considering distributing condoms at middle schools.

The San Francisco Examiner reported Monday that the policy change was brought up as part of an overall effort by the San Francisco Unified School District to further prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases among minors.

A board committee is scheduled to discuss the proposal Monday.

The board first endorsed a policy to distribute condoms at high schools in 1991, and in 1996 the board modified the district's condom distribution program to allow parents to opt out or exclude their child from the program, the newspaper reported.

In addition to supplying condoms at middle schools, the superintendent's recommended changes include eliminating the exemption option for parents. Parents would be notified annually about the program.