Philadelphia Inquirer (04/04/91), P. 6B
The Philadelphia Board of Education has called for public hearings during
the next two weeks to discuss issuing condoms in district public schools.
At eight public hearings, parents will be able to comment on a study of
adolescent sexuality, prepared by a Board of Education task force, that
contains local statistics for teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted
diseases, as well as several approaches to condom distribution. The task
force made no recommendations, but offered several suggestions:
distributing condoms to students starting in eighth grade, offering
condoms via vending machines, phasing in condom distribution, and
prohibiting condom distribution.