New Britain High School to Distribute Condoms

The board of education voted 5-3 in favor of distributing condoms to students.

By Stephanie O'Connell
|  Monday, Nov 5, 2012  |  Updated 9:26 PM EDT
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New Britain High School to Distribute Condoms

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The New Britain Board of Education voted 5-3 tonight in favor of allowing the high school based health clinic to distribute condoms.

The board will now have to revise the current contract they have with the clinic. The current contract forbids the clinic from distributing condoms.

The vote comes after the board asked students and parents to take a survey that was aimed at getting information about a variety of topics including sex and contraception.

According to the New Britain Herald, the survey revealed that 63.5 percent of parents felt that the clinic should be allowed to have condoms available while 50 percent of the students who took the survey felt that way also.

The health clinic has had a space at the high school for years and has worked with students on a number of health-related issues.

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