Daly City School Begins Free Condom Program

An uptick in chlamydia infections at high schools in Daly City leads to condom program.

By Chris Roberts
|  Friday, Mar 8, 2013  |  Updated 10:26 AM PDT
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The condoms are free, and staying healthy is priceless.

Following a rise in "unwanted pregnancies" and sexually-transmitted diseases, Jefferson Union High School District in Daly City has a new Condom Availability Program, according to the San Francisco Examiner. 

The prophylactics are available to people who attend the Daly City Youth Health Center, which is open to youth between the ages of 13 and 21.

The condom giveaways began at Thornton High in the Peninsula city, and "it works," school Supertinendent Thomas Minshew told the newspaper.

The school district isn't giving them away quite yet, however. Donations are needed to get the program started by April 1, and school officials want to begin distributing 30,000 condoms by next year, the newspaper reported.

There are 5,000 students at five high schools in the district.

Students won't be able to receive condoms without first talking to a health counselor about sexual activity. 

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