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Opposition supports no condom in schools policy

Published:Monday | May 20, 2013 | 8:36 AM

Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer

The Opposition is supporting the decision of the Education Mminister, Ronald Thwaites, against the distribution of condoms in schools.

Marissa Dalrymple-Philibert, the opposition spokesperson on education, says when she speaks in the Sectoral Debate on Wednesday, she will further explain the Opposition's stance.

However, she says children should be seeking to concentrate on their education with focus on family structures and core values.

Dr Sandra Knight, the chairperson of the National Family Planning Board, reopened the condom debate recently, calling for minors to be given access to the contraceptive and other reproductive health services.

The Jamaica Teachers' Association has said the distribution of condoms in schools would be unethical and illegal. 


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