Switzerland Giving Out Small Condoms To Their Kids

Submitted by: Gerry1of1 6 years ago in
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7361181/Extra-small-condoms-for-12-year-old-boys-go-on-sale-in-Switzerland.html

I-A-B, good idea or bad? Their 12-year-old boys will be getting extra-small condoms to prevent pregnancy. Nice?
There are 66 comments:
Male 4,680
"the condoms for 10-12 year olds have Spiderman and Wolverine on them "
That is probably the funniest comment I have ever read on IAB. And I`ve been here four-five years.
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Female 635
they did that in my school too
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Male 15,832
bmh = getting sarcasm fail.
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Male 365
Countless studies have shown that providing condoms does not make kids who weren`t having sex have sex. Instead, it just makes those that already have sex, do it in a safer way.

Countless studies also show that abstinence only education is as effective as no education about sex.
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Female 17
They need to send them to India.
According to the BBC
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Male 235
I agree with xtreme_dude. There`s something really wrong with your child if he/she is having sex at 12 years old, and probably something wrong with you, the parent, as well. Nothing a few good swats on the a$$ can`t fix though.
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Female 3,727
Monday, May 31, 2010 9:29:38 AM
odc Female, 18-29, Western US 279 Posts Sunday, May 30, 2010 7:51:58 PM
Good idea. When I was in 6th grade I had a friend who was pregnant. She had 5 kids before she was 18 because she wasn`t educated about protection
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So when she popped out the 1st 3-4 kids, she didn`t realize it was because she was letting a random throbbing python of love jizz in her who haa. That thought NEVER occurred to her huh?
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Female 248
"This is a great idea, because everybody knows there`s nothing skankier than a 12-year-old Swiss girl. Better wear two just to be safe."

No, you should wear one because YOU are the skank. Chicks aren`t the only ones who can get stds, dumbass.
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Male 3,364
CrakrJak, that`s what Sarah Palin thought too.
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Male 1,371
Easy solution: 12 year old shouldn`t have sex. There problem solved. If you find your 12 year is having sex, beat them.
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Female 1,682
Actually...America has quite a bit of sex-ed. I was in one in 5th grade, and again in 9th grade. Thankfully they didn`t act ignorant and actually taught us how to use things like condoms and what STD`s were out there. And honestly, I am glad for that class. It taught me it IS ok to have sex (Which it is since its natural) but at the same time it taught me how to not be a dumb ass and protect myself. Educating and providing the resources to stay safe are key. Not trying to tell kids "No, sex is bad don`t ever ever do it. Don`t even think about it." That isn`t going to get you anywhere.
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Female 250
han5nah has a more then valid point.

And in all honesty, everything your trying to get them to stop seems to be minimaly effective. If this lowers STD and pregnancy rates, its a good thing, go for it.

Of course, you can still use education in conjunction. You`d want to be, but you know, in case education fails, lets hope they use one of these.

It wasn`t all that uncommon years ago (actually the norm) to have kids at a young age... Thats just the way our biological urges go. You can try to stop them doing the act, which probably wont work, or you can help them protect themselves.
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Female 525
I was masturbating way before 12 as well...so..this is a goood idea.
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Male 17,512
mikeacello: [quote]...we can`t stop it we might as well make it safe.[/quote]

We CAN stop it, But the first thing we don`t do is make it `acceptable`. This defeatist attitude in America is getting ridiculous. If we keep retreating on issues like this and we`ll be looking at even worse problems soon enough.
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Female 735
sorry to bust your guys` bubbles, but i was masturbating LONG before 12. kids are innocent, sure, but anyone knows what feels good- and as a kid, you dont even know what youre doing, you just know it feels great.
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Male 15,832
This is a great idea, because everybody knows there`s nothing skankier than a 12-year-old Swiss girl. Better wear two just to be safe.
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Male 2,293
"boys will hump anything at any age!! the girls are the ones who are not supposed to let them!!"

Oi. Yes, women are sluts and men are studs. I gotchu.
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Male 2,293
"Sunday, May 30, 2010 12:26:34 PM
this only encourages them to have sex..."

So, what has been inspiring them before this advent?
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Female 721
necrobitch: Some kids blossom earlier than others and some act on it. Can blame the media for milking the sex aspect for advertising, but even so some kids just do it because they know it feels good and it makes them feel `grown up`.

Frankly I`d rather they do this. It`s better than having a high school have to fund a daycare for their students (the second high school I attended had one) or go through all those adoption things to give the kid away. I mean it`s not really cool that 10 year olds are boinking, but at least with specially made condoms we can try to lessen teen pregnancies.
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Female 467
they just rounded up a number so i think the kids are younger than 12 are having sex
its f`uckin disgusting.. they were reared wrong then.
when i was 12 we were all innocent and simple.
i think its disgusting behaviour and who is gonna have sex with a 12 yr old? pedos?
sick sick sick.
bet the pedos are rejoicing.
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Male 10,440
Seems like a legit idea. Go right ahead Switzerland.
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Female 318
Good idea. When I was in 6th grade I had a friend who was pregnant. She had 5 kids before she was 18 because she wasn`t educated about protection (well that and she had REALLY crappy parents)
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Female 798
@moefreak
I totally agree. I wasn`t thinking about sex when I was 12 but when I was babysitting 3 kids (7, 9, and 12) the 12 year old was telling me about how he had sex. Some kids are thinking about it and doing it at really young ages and it`s better to be safe than sorry
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Female 1,963
While it`s disturbing to me that kids are having sex at such a young age, telling them not to will not make them stop. Thus, we should do everything possible to make sure that they are at least safe.
This includes giving them access to contraception, and very thorough sex education.
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Male 37,732
Oh lookie! The UK spent 280 million Pounds on this failed program!
http://tinyurl.com/yaulktu
(it`s from a link in the linked article, eh?)
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Male 37,732
VV MrBowserPuff, the groups most likely to get teen pregnancies are the groups least likely to use condoms.

From the article (paraphrased) "In 1999, the UK government pledged to halve the teenage conception rate within 10 years... it has clearly failed to make any significant impact."

That`s how well current sex-education has been doing, so perhaps trying something a little different might be a GOOD IDEA yes?

Also: A Canadian NDP Party MP wanted to lower the age of concent to 12 (for sex with adults) from the current (then) age of 14 which the Liberal Party have passed as LAW. Luckily the current Conservatives have raised it to 16...

I`m all for education, and I say put ALL the options on the table and let the children have a choice of what makes sense for them.
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Male 833
America just goes with the abstinence only program without teaching the use of condoms usually, whereas people around Europe, and Switzerland seems to lose virginity at a younger age and have a more friendly outlook on sex.
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Female 248
Zombieland, you are retarded. Obviously the girls are wanting to get laid, that`s how straight boys still have sex. Duh.
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Male 275
Why do we prevent sex? It is natural that we want it. Teaching abstinence is ineffective and goes against instincts. Giving condoms will prevent STDs and pregnancies.
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Female 491
I kinda agree with zombieland on the whole "the girls are the ones who aren`t supposed to let them" part.
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Female 798
@GregH7
it totally just depends on where you go to school. My school had life management skills which taught sex ed for a few weeks as well as every other high school in the area. I still remember one girl asking "so...can you get pregnant if you swallow semen?"
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Female 179
Im that age and I would never have sex until Im at lest 16
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Male 49
Ya america doesn`t really have sex ed. I`m ending high school and I never took a class that really went into it. Pardon the pun. The closet we got to sex ed is in biology class.
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Male 418
boys will hump anything at any age!! the girls are the ones who are not supposed to let them!!
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Male 112
Umm... crakrjack, all of the downsides you just listed about kids having sex before adulthood can be prevented with condoms. Teens won`t become mothers, have fatherless children, and not finish school because they have children if they use condoms and don`t get pregnant. The fact is that underage sex exists, and if we can`t stop it we might as well make it safe.
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Male 4,547
1)Education good.
2) Having said that, abstinence only programs have never been shown to reduce the number of people who use condoms, as is often claimed. There is 0 negative effect of an abstinence only program (though there is extremely limited positive effect).

What this shows in part, is that the kids know about condoms either way, what the dutch system does is incorporate discussions about responsibilities and relationships. Not just "This is how you put a condom on".

3) America has all kinds of sex ed.

4) Generally, access to contraception, and abortion, has increased the sexual activity of those with access.
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Male 2,586
@Volsunga kudos on the comeback fail :-)
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Male 773
@Linkenberger

I`m guessing you`re one of those "abstinence-onlies"? I think you need to realize that sex is ok, just not sex with the entire neighborhood..or is that how you caught yours?
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Male 17,512
LillianDulci: [quote]...there are still going to be kids who are going to have sex...[/quote]

So because a few might we have to make it acceptable for the rest ? That is a fallacious argument. That`s like saying "There are still going to be drunk drivers, So we should just continue to let them drive."

It`s unacceptable for kids to be having sex before adulthood, It costs society in many ways. Pregnant teenage mothers, Children without fathers, Mothers on welfare because they never finished school, and more.

If it`s wrong for a teacher to have sex with a 12yr. old boy because he doesn`t have legal consent. Then it`s just as wrong for a 12-17yr. old boy to have sex with a 12-17yr. old girl because neither has legal consent. Get it now ?
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Female 2,927
why the hell are 12 year olds having sex?
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Female 798
@magalo When I was in school they started sex ed as early as 4th grade even in Florida and I know, for a fact, sex ed is still taught. Those abstinence only programs are in only a few places in this huge country.
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Male 373
this only encourages them to have sex...
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Male 1,164
Meh, I could care less. I don`t think kids should get condoms. Or abortions. I think the coolest way to teach a kid about sex is to let them get STD`s/pregnant and then make them deal with it.

It`s like lying, as long as you don`t get caught you`ll keep on doing it. Want kids to stop doing it? Let them get caught.
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Female 7,866
Thank heavens- ok it would be best if they were not doing it- but once the horse is out of the gate it should at least be safe. It also gives a way to bring the subject up!
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Female 1,515
@kiersten, exactly what i was thinking
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Male 25,416
Baternal, cant believe you went there!
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Male 1,548
@beternal
Compensating for his small British penis.
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Female 2,674
CrakrJak - You can say that and believe that all you want, but there are still going to be kids who are going to have sex and when they do they should be able to try to prevent pregnancy/STDs. Not providing condoms to fit them isn`t going to stop them, it`s just ignoring the issue.
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Female 2,674
@Gerry - they`re already basically labeled as extra small. Getting a larger condom because of pride issues is ridiculous, the girls going to see their size anyway and wearing a non-fitting condom will just result in pregnancy ;X Labeling it as condoms for 12-14 year olds could result in pride issues for the adult male who may need that size too, so that`s not really an argument anyway.
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Female 1,682
Honestly I don`t see what the big deal is. Just because you give kids condoms, or market some for them doesn`t mean they are ALL going to suddenly decide to go out and have sex like crazy. Do I like that 12 year olds are starting to have sex so very young, no not really. But at least if they do they won`t have the potential to get a girl pregnant, or possible STD`s.
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Male 17,512
This is ridiculous, Kids should be preoccupied with `kid` stuff, Not sex. There is plenty of time later for sex, When they are mature and can handle the consequences both financially & emotionally.
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Male 2,586
Hey, finally a product American men can use!!! :D
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Female 472
@magalo: I don`t know what "America" you are talking about. When I was in school we were taught sexual education and the use of protection, not just abstinence. Also China is the forerunner for abortions. Do your homework before you spout nonsense.

That being said, it is interesting in the article that the head of the development said "They do not have a very developed sexual knowledge." Here`s an idea...sexual education to pre-teens in school. I agree that the smaller condoms are a step in the right direction, but it doesn`t help them being ignorant of the consequences.
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Male 485
@Gerry1of1 "what man {or boy for that matter} is gonna buy a a penis-product labeled "Extra Small""
Pfft i would by one, i wouldnt care. Better safe then sorry.
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Male 1,429
young teens are gonna have sex. It happens. better to have adequate protection than the consequences.
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Male 485
o_o can i get some of these?
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Male 38,467
@LillianDulci ... "Extra Small" ??????

what man {or boy for that matter} is gonna buy a a penis-product labeled "Extra Small" ... He`d rather get a baggie and rubberband than say that publicly! lol
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Male 38,467
the condoms for 10-12 year olds have Spiderman and Wolverine on them
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Male 206
Those things are still too big.
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Female 798
very misleading title. Nobody is giving out condoms to 12 year olds, they`re making smaller condoms to fit them in case ugh!

But anyways not a bad idea, if the 12 year olds are getting busy then provide protection for them. And if their is some tiny guy out there ashamed to buy the small ones he can just say they`re for his son lol
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Female 1
This is better than America, who prefer to say to kids/teens that abstinence is the way. America is one of the country that have the more abortions in the world.
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Male 20
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Male 182
I wish I was getting some at 12.
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Female 106
It`s unavoidable. They`re having sex. That`s a fact. So it`s best to supply the protection that they need.
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Female 2,674
I don`t see why they advertise them "for 12-14 year olds". Just call them extra small and put them on the shelf, that`d get rid of all of the possible controversy o.o
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Male 38,467
Link: Switzerland Giving Out Small Condoms To Their Kids [Rate Link] - I-A-B, good idea or bad? Their 12-year-old boys will be getting extra-small condoms to prevent pregnancy. Nice?
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