Vermont just became the first state in the nation to give access to free condoms in grades 7-12. “Schools don’t have to pay for the condoms, they are provided by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England,” WCAX reported.
The Vermont statute reads: “In order to prevent or reduce unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, each school district shall make condoms available to all students in its secondary schools, free of charge. School district administrative teams, in consultation with school district nursing staff, shall determine the best manner in which to make condoms available to students. At a minimum, condoms shall be placed in locations that are safe and readily accessible to students, including the school nurse’s office.”
In October, the Vermont Agency of Education issued guidance which