Condom dispensers to be placed in the nurse’s office at Lawrence high schools

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — Soon, students at both Lawrence public high schools will be able to get condoms at their school’s health office.

During Monday’s school board meeting where the initiative was presented, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and the school district identified the reasons for the program.

Michael Showalter,  the Health Department’s health promotion specialist, told the board that 39 percent of high school students reported having had sex. More than 65 percent of those reported that they had not used birth control of any kind.

School board member Vanessa Sanburn said the condoms would likely be available in the next month via dispensers in Lawrence High School and Free State High School health offices.

The condoms will be provided by the Health Department.

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