Students at Hanover High School now have access to free condoms as part of an effort by both staff and students to promote safe sex. In order to be eligible, students must obtain permission from a parent and attend a briefing by the school nurse regarding safe sex.
According to the Valley News, of the school’s approximate 700-person student population, only about 100 families have chosen not to allow their children the ability to receive condoms.
The policy – which was first derived by the Hanover High Council last spring before finally being implemented this fall – had originally called for condoms to be available in restrooms, though negotiations eventually led to a compromising in keeping them in the nurse’s office.
New Hampshire has no age restrictions on the ability to purchase condoms, and students of all ages will be eligible to receive them with parental permission.