Provincetown tweaks condom availability program

CBS file

CBS file

The Provincetown School Committee has made minor changes to its condom availability policy that drew criticism from both sides of the political spectrum for appearing to make condoms available to elementary school students.

The changes made Monday still do not set an age or grade limit for who can request condoms, but instead said school health officials responses to student requests for condoms must be “age appropriate” and depend on “specific circumstances.”

The Cape Cod Times reports the policy will still allow students to ask for and receive condoms without parental consent.

The committee also added wording that more strongly requires students to receive counseling with each condom request.

The policy takes effect in the fall.

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