While acknowledging the “cultural context” in which many students live, Jamaican Minister of Education Andrew Holness has refused to supply students with condoms in the schools.
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As long as you take your pills as directed and on time, with the exception of a few medications or herbs that can interact with the pill, you’re as covered as you can get.
President-Elect Obama has pledged to end funding for programs that do not work and, after $1.5 billion in taxpayer money, evidence is clear that abstinence-only programs do not work.
Frankly, if I had a partner who was trying to talk his way out of cooperating with managing risks, I wouldn’t just insist on a condom. I would insist on not being sexual with that person at all.
Against a wider backdrop of sexual violence being committed against, and perpetrated by, children and adolescents, the sexualization of under-aged teenagers in Jamaica is extremely problematic.
Just like for women, plenty of men have concerns about unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, physical or emotional safety, or mucking a relationship up with sex that happens too soon or before it really feels right.
While sexuality is fluid, we can’t force change to happen when it isn’t happening organically, and attempts to force it tend to be both psychologically unhealthy as well as futile.
Maybe they don’t. But it still makes sense to start a life-long commitment to safer sex practices now.