POSTED: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 9:46am
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 11:11am
NBC News — According to NBC News, some doctors say condoms should be more available to teenagers.
A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics says teens should be encouraged to abstain from sex, but those who are sexually active need to be able to get free or low-cost condoms.
the AAP suggests that schools and pediatrician['s offices are good places to make condoms available - especially when accompanied by sex education programs.
The committee recommends that doctors educated teens about the consistent and correct use of condoms, as well as encourage parents to discuss condom use and the prevention of STDs with their children.
Some studies show that teens with access to condoms and sex education become sexually active later than their peers who do not have access.
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