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Maryland's Largest School System Expands Free Condom Program

Posted: Sep 12, 2018 8:33 AM -04:00 Updated:

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP)- Maryland's largest school system will offer condoms at all its high schools to fight a double-digit surge in chlamydia and gonorrhea in the county.
           
News outlets report the Montgomery County school board voted unanimously Tuesday to expand the pilot program to all 26 high schools. The district began the school year by offering the free condoms at four high schools.
           
Montgomery County's sexually transmitted infection cases have reached a 10-year high, which county officials describe as a public health crisis.
           
School board members have asked district staff to form an agreement with the county's health department by Oct. 1. The health department staffs school health rooms and clinics.
           
Board member Rebecca Smokdrowski says students will have to ask for the condoms. District officials have reported relatively little community pushback.

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