There are plans to install condom machines in secondary schools in poor areas of Mexico. Studies have found that more than half of kids in high poverty areas use no protection when having sex and that 20% of them are infected with Sexually Transmitted Diseases. The study, which was taken by U.C. Berkeley and Mexico's national health institute, was leaked to the press. There has been a surge in teen pregnancies and now there are motions to install condom machines only in non-affluent areas. They'll be running into the Catholic Church on this one. Shades of Mother Teresa...
A new study commissioned by the Social Development Ministry found that 15 percent of adolescent girls in deprived areas were pregnant, local media reported. Mexico does not produce national teenage pregnancy figures.
"Statistics show that secondary school is when most people start having sex," ministry spokesman Andreas Solis said on Monday. "Promoting the use of condoms is an urgent necessity."
The condom machine proposal would have to be approved by the Education Ministry and was expected to face firm opposition from parents' groups and church officials. Mexicans are overwhelmingly Roman Catholic.
"It would implant sexual promiscuity because young people, believing they were protected, would be sexually irresponsible," Guillermo Bustamante, head of the national parents' group, told Reforma.
Yeah, like they aren't already sexually promiscuous, 15% are already pregnant you dolt
. That means that way more than 15% of the teen girls are having sex.