Just like sodas and potato chips, Philadelphia high school students will soon be able to access condoms through a dispenser.
Over 22 schools are implementing the machines hoping to curb an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases among teens as young as 14.
The clear plastic dispensers will be placed in nurses offices where experts say many students realize they are infected.
“We believe distributing condoms is part of our obligation to keep students healthy and to remain healthy,” said school district spokesman Fernando Gallard. “The health department has described this as a continued epidemic of STDs among teenagers in Philadelphia.”
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