A new policy in a Massachusetts public school district that makes condoms available to all students, even those in elementary school, is drawing criticism from some who say it goes too far.
Provincetown School Board Chairman Peter Grosso says because there is no set age when sexual activity starts, the committee decided not to set an age for condom availability.
Under the policy, any student requesting a condom from a school nurse must first receive counseling, which includes information on abstinence. The policy does not require the school to contact parents.
The policy was approved by Provincetown's school committee June 10. It takes effect in the fall.
Kris Mineau, president of the conservative Massachusetts Family Institute, calls the idea absurd.
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