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Study Fails to Link Sex, Condom Availability

May 28, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Making condoms available to high school students does not make them more likely to have sex, researchers reported in the June issue of the American Journal of Public Health.

Contrary to some arguments, the students at schools where the condoms were available were less likely to have engaged in sex, according to the researchers, who studied students in Massachusetts.

About half of all teens in grades nine through 12 reported they had sex, with nearly 60% saying they used a condom the most recent time.

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