Maryland schools to begin condom demonstrations
BY Advocate.com Editors
November 15 2002 1:00 AM ET
Educators in Montgomery County, Md., schools are now permitted to give condom demonstrations in high school health classes following a 4-1 school board vote on Tuesday, The Washington Post reports. The board had deferred voting on the issue in March. Since then, school officials learned that four of the eight school systems in the region already provide demonstrations on proper condom use.
The board voted to permit all teachers in the region to demonstrate to students how to properly unroll condoms and to provide students with information on using condoms to prevent HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. Condom demonstrations also will include a video presentation. Only students who have parental permission will be allowed to view the demonstration, which the board determined can take up no more than 10 minutes of class time.
- Boys Wear Skirts to Class in Protest After School Fines Trans Girl for Wearing Skirt
- Gay Artists & Artwork From Around the Globe | Artist Spotlight
- Meet the Iowa Lesbians Finally Married After 72 Years
- Catholics: Antigay Leaders Get Boot, a Progressive Becomes American Archbishop
- Op-ed: Gay Voice Is Ruining Lives
- Erasure is Back With a New Album and a Still Sexy Gay Rock Star