Condoms: Protection or Temptation

No to DOH Program for Free Distribution of Condoms to High School Students

 

AIDS/HIV is considered as one the most problematic issue our country is facing today. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is a syndrome caused by a virus called HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). The illness alters the immune system, making people much more vulnerable to infections and diseases that causes death. This can be transmitted through sexual intercourse. From 2001 were 174 cases are diagnose up to 6,552 just for the first 10 months on 2015 listed from DOH (Department of Health), it can be conclude that many Filipinos engage to premarital sex and the larger percentage of it are the teenagers. So as a solution for it DOH propose to distribute condoms to high school students to prevent of the sickness and as a way of abstinence.

 

The Department of Health’s plan to distribute condoms in high schools may come from good intentions. But, come to think of it and with all due respect, it is not likely to achieve their goal; it might just turn upside down or worsen the case. In my opinion as a teenager, they’re giving the youth a reason to do the things that they shouldn’t do at their early age. From an interview on Unang Balita Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial quoted “This is a strategy that is evidence-based. Marami na pong pagsusuri sa ibang bansa, na even in Catholic schools ginawa po nila itong strategy na ito. And hindi po dumami ang nagse-sex, kung hindi kumonti ‘yung teenage pregnancies at kumonti ang nagkakaroon ng sexually-transmitted infection,”. This implies how our government takes the easy way out, this program serves as another term for “go ahead you have my approval” this only gives worse thoughts like “may condom naman eh” “Tara babe, safe tayo, May condom ako eh”. Without the consequence of their action teenagers can do anything they want. This step may only lead to future problems like divorce, rape cases and worst murder.

Because every man has the mentality, if a girl is not a virgin then there’s no reason to respect her, no reason to fall in love nor to have your own children whom you’ll support and cherish for the rest of your life.

 

Yes, we have a big problem in terms of teenage pregnancy and the increasing incidence of having HIV/AIDS. But distributing free condoms, is it really a solution? Are those people or high schoolers sees it as a protection or a temptation?

 

Answering the first question, I think it’s a temporary solution that may lead to more problems that may affect every citizen. Instead of giving out condoms, why not invest on raising awareness; come up with such eye opener awareness because knowing high school students age ranging from 13-17 are the age where these people are starting to get curious about sex, what it feel, thus it hurt and such. So by distributing condoms this action might deliver them the wrong message the will further result to bigger problems.

 

PASS NOT THE CONDOMS

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An Advocacy of CIV151 Carpe Team Group

 

 

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Ralph Irvin Gines
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Today, one of the reasons why our country is suffering from poverty is premarital sex. Unsafe sex leads to numerous problems like sex related diseases (AIDS, HIV) and early pregnancies. When someone is affected with AIDS or HIV they are unable to work hence poverty. Women, nowadays get pregnant at such early age because of their curiosity and lack of awareness in sex which leads to women unable to finish their studies and on latter part can’t find decent jobs. One’s curiosity and temptation and not lack of awareness is the main reason why people choose to have sex. I… Read more »

Loren Mae Sadorra
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Loren Mae Sadorra

I admire this advocacy which opposes the free distribution of condoms to the springtime of the current generation which aims to prevent the transmission of viruses but for further thinking it’s just giving an opportunity and letting the youth to be imperturbable to freely do what they shouldn’t do at their early ages, indeed!. Our country, Philippines, was ranked 13 for having a large count of population. This caused by the growing rates of early pregnancy engaged to premarital sex which should be done at the right time with proper planning and stable life. Thus, this thought or advocacy must… Read more »

ArdylynTeng
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This movement must have serious consideration since condoms is limited to the traditional teachings of the church which is the topic of contraception. DOH is helping us to understand that condom use is not for contraception instead preventing the risk of transmission of a potentially fatal disease which is HIV. The rise of 9 to 24-years-old Filipinos is very alarming, the government should focus on the promotion of condoms same as what they did with the package of cigarettes and the implementation of ‘Sex Education’ in High School. This will come to the idea of Lessening an Evil Act that… Read more »

maryjoyce
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maryjoyce

condoms are very essential thing nowadays because it is the highly effective way of protection from being infected by STDs and unwanted or unplanned pregnancy t.v reports says that number of PLHIV have increased for quite a period of time. This helps stop/prevent spread of infection to even young people .Condoms may help those curious ones to be at least protected / prevent from unwanted/ unplanned pregnancy of women which will lead to other problems of the society which are the population or abortion. Condoms may can be both useful to prevent cited problem above. As others may think ,… Read more »

janvincentnoveloso
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janvincentnoveloso

The society needs that because of our over population it also prevents the growing of our population here in the philippines. It can also avoid the spreading of HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Virus). We need that so there’s no many people will suffer HIV, also the over population in the philippines. I think Dr. Jose Rizal will support this advocacy because if it is for our country to become good and will help many people to avoid the HIV. Because Rizal is a helpful person and he also love his country.So I think Rizal will support and approve to this advocacy.

myownthoughts496
Guest

Sa panahon kasi ngayon kailangan na tayo maging practical, bakit??? dahil modern days na ang panahon ngayon andyan ang internet, kahit sino pede mag punta sa mga pornography sites kung baga marami na ang nag kakamuwang hindi kagaya ng dati sobrang strict pag dating sa mga bagay bagay na yan, so maraming gusto sumubok ng pleasure na yan kung walang condoms edi mas dumadami ang populasyon dahil wala ehhh sige lang ng sige. Di ko rin naman sinasabi na required pero ang kailangan kasi sa panahon ngayon may knowledge na para alam ng mga youths ung tama at mali at… Read more »

Janine
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Teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV/STD are one of problems of today’s society. Most of teenagers in our generation are very curious and has a lack of awareness in sex. The teens are becoming sexually active without completely understanding the dangers of unprotected sex. Yet condom is one of the most essential contraceptives, as a teenager, I don’t think that it is appropriate to introduce condom for an early age. As what I have said earlier, teens of today’s generation are very curious. You know what will happen next. And by means of handling out free condoms,… Read more »

Kaye Racel
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Kaye Racel

But is distributing condoms to public high schools the solution? I think not. Rather than this knee-jerk reaction, I believe we can adapt some aspects of the documented successful programs. They targeted the young males in the equation. They utilized social marketing to educate the young men and try to change their attitudes, their outlook, and their behavior. Distributing condoms to public high schools will not cut it. Condoms should be available at health centers where those who need them or want them can avail of them for free. Or they can be distributed through LGUs at targeted places where… Read more »

hannahsoberano
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Proponents of in-school condom distribution pointed to the ability of condom use to prevent the spread of AIDS and other STD’s, and unwanted pregnancy as the most important reasons to support condom distribution, followed by the belief that increased condom availability will prompt more students to use them when having sexual intercourse. Distribution of condoms among high school student is not really a good solution to prevent the cases of HIV/AIDS and early pregnancies. because i think if they approved that every high school students will be given condoms, they will just be more curious about having sex. Other opponents… Read more »

Richard Eliseeff
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Richard Eliseeff

This advocacy is good for married people it can help the cause of sudden and unplanned pregnancy but i don’t agree on this advocacy towards teenagers and to unmarried couple because for me sex if for married couples and not for unmarried people because having a condom is never safe because it can explode inside of the females reproductive organ while having intercourse and imagine if it happened to a ” one night stand girl ” or to your “fubu” then nine months after you are now a father. Sex this days is very common not like the old day… Read more »

Vincent Masangkay
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Vincent Masangkay

Ang pagbibigay ng condom sa mga high school students ay tama lang kung pwede nga pati sa college students din kasi may mga students na bata pa kahit naka tungtong na ng high school at college. may mga may experience na at meron din wala pa in short na cu-curious sila kung ano ba ang feeling na nakikipagsex. dapat lang silang bigyan dahil alam naman natin na isa sa mga major issue ng ating bansa ay ang “Teenage Pregnancy” para ma iwasan yan tama lang sila na pagamitin ng condom.

Aizel Collado
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Aizel Collado

Providing condoms to students in public education programs will reduce the incidence of underage pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. If one accepts the premise that condoms are an effective means of prevention, it stands to reason that their distribution could have a significant impact. Condoms are one of the most effective means of protecting against STDs, HIV and pregnancy. For their cost, they are easily the most cost-effective means of protecting against these threats. Providing students with condoms actually encourages the earlier onset of sexual activity. If young people believe they will be “safe” when using a… Read more »

trisha
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trisha

I won’t concur with school appropriation of the condom. Make it accessible rather over the counter in comfort stores/typical stores at shoddy costs. Make across the country crusade and open blurbs of risks of HIV.

Julienne Pecho
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Julienne Pecho

Unwanted pregnancies, Infected by STD and HIV and over population in our country. I highly recommend using condoms for such a country like we have now, Because premarital sex was the main issue in our generation. Having the Lack of education, bad influence and teachings of the street, in this case, I’m afraid for our future generation to suffer these kinds of problem in their life at the future. Awareness against sex education is a prior for the schools to teach the young generation of the Philippines.

Christian Villaruel
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Christian Villaruel

If there’s a student that he doesn’t know how to use condom or he doesn’t know about sex, he will be curious about that this is not the solution for the youth to prevent early prenancy, This is like they’re teaching the youth how to have sex with their partners.

jacinto,mark aj
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jacinto,mark aj

An increase in reported sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, among adolescents has prompted many communities to take action to protect their youth. One proven method is to provide comprehensive sexuality education along with school based programs that make condoms available to sexually active youth. Numerous national health organizations have adopted policies in support of school condom availability as a component of comprehensive sexuality education. As a student I will this advocacy because this is the major issue for us millennial .

christian
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christian

Sa panahon ngayon para sakin mas mabuti na yung gumamit tayo ng condom para sa ikaliligtas din ng kinabuksan natin kasi marami nako nakakasalamuha na tao mga kabataan palang ginagawa na yung sex so marami yung bilang ng katabaan na bubuntis agad hindi nakapagtatapos ng pag aaral. kaya para sakin mas maganda kong gagamit tayo o kayo ng condom o trust para kung di mapigilan yung dapat hindi pa ginagawa ng bata nakakasafe sila na hindi agad sila masisira ang kinabuksan.

john nicole espiritu
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john nicole espiritu

as a gay student is both an honor and responsibility. i will use my voice to influence the youth and i would raise awareness to certain causes like hiv awareness that is timely relevant to my country the philippines.

Jacob Mangulabnan
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Jacob Mangulabnan

Sang-ayon ako sa advocacy na ito dahil mas lumalala ang HIV at STD sa panahon ngayon na dapat ng aksyunan agad. Higit sa lahat para na rin sa mga kabataang hindi natin hawak ang kanilang isipan sa paggawa ng hindi nila dapat gawin. Sa mga kabataan na ginagawang libangan na ngayon ang sagradong sex na dapat may basbas ng maykapal. Kaya sa mga hindi sumasang-ayon dito kailangan nilang mamulat sa katotohanang ito at ang mga ganitong paraan na lamang ang tanging solusyon para lumiit din ang populasyon dito sa ating bansa.

– Jacob A. Mangulabnan

nathaniel renegado
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nathaniel renegado

Yes because… Providing condoms to students is the morally pragmatic thing to do. Educators need not endorse sexual activity, but they can encourage students to make wise choices if they decide to have sex. Such an approach is wise because it accepts the inevitability that some young people, regardless of the strength of an abstinence message, will still have sex. Providing access to birth control empowers women with more control over their bodies. Historically women have often suffered more because of restrictive policies related to reproduction (abortion laws, restrictions on birth control purchases, parental consent policies). Men often don’t have… Read more »

Kyrone Laudencia
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Kyrone Laudencia

The need to reduce the risk of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease for those who decide to have sexual relations requires less divisiveness. Parents can still instruct their children as they see fit, but parents and their elected representatives should entrust school boards with the power to supplement that instruction with informed, health-based programs and services, including condom distribution programs. The principal message teens should receive is that their continued health and safety is key.

jan prudente
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jan prudente

I feel condoms does not increase sexual activity but can decrease unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. So I feel In the interest of public health, restrictions and barriers to condom use should be removed. Condom distribution cannot increase sexual activity.

krizhia anne pasatiempo
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krizhia anne pasatiempo

Sex education program including condom provision accepts the inevitability of adolescent sex and encourages students to make wise, “safe” decisions if they do have sex. It is a wise investment by the government to supply condoms for schools in that it is very expensive to address problems created by irresponsible sexual behaviors.

elizara dela cruz
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elizara dela cruz

I do understand that having this kind of solution in prevention for the spreading of HIVs/AIDS is somehow helpful because it may lessen the numbers of people having the said disease. Giving free condoms for secondary level it’s not like they promoting the youth to have sex, of course it’s a matter of their choices. There’s a free or none they will still do it, why? Cause they’re curious or sad to say they love to do it.

Jerico Yvan Dones
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Jerico Yvan Dones

Given that people have a certain perception towards sex, we all have a tendency to be curious and sometimes eager to try it out. As a result, more and more people engage in doing the act and most of them fall victim to HIV/AIDS. It has become so alarming that the government is now considering the distribution of condoms to HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. It seems inadequate since it has the potential to give those young students the wrong idea. The intentions of the government is probably good, but perhaps they could adjust their distribution to married couples or even college… Read more »

BryanDale Mangune
Guest

Article 691738
“Safety sex”

section 1 : All school must teach their student about sex to avoid early pregnancy etc.

section 2 : All baranggay must give a free condoms and advices about sex to their place.

section 3 : Family plan program

R-Jay P. Gracilla
Guest

Sponsored by GRACILLA Propose Bill 1034 “AN ACT FOR ACCESSIBLE CONDOMS FOR ALL THE COUPLES” Article 1 this act shall be known as “AN ACT FOR ACCESSIBLE CONDOMS FOR ALL THE COUPLES” Article 2: Purpose of the act the purpose of this act is to prevent the possible unwanted virus to destroy one’s life. Article 2 rules and regulations Section 1. all couples should acquire free condoms in health center in their respective municipals, barangays, and cities. section 2. all couples should attend the public seminars for the used and purpose of using the condoms. Article 3. Penalties a. any… Read more »

Grande Construction Corps
Guest

To support this advocacy, I think that something like “An Act of Enhancing Comprehensive Sex Education and Inclusion of Family Planning in K-12 Curriculum.” As we can see, Sex Ed is still seen as taboo, unreligious and unconservative in PH. Primarily, it is because our menarche (first menstruation for girls) and spermarche are even earlier than Sex Ed is actually being introduced in the teenagers. As early as grades 5-6, there should be a COMPREHENSIVE introductory Sex Ed and not just some sugar-coating and “shameful” discussions about sexuality. So the purpose of this amendment on the current CSE bill is… Read more »

Allyssa Estanio
Guest

REPUBLIC ACT 3421

ILLEGAL DISTRIBUTION/SELLING OF CONDOMS

This act aims to stop the distribution or selling of condoms to unmarried couple.

Section 1.
a. Distributors must not sell their product (condom) to buyers that is under 18 and also to the buyers that is not yet married.
b. Buyers must bring their marriage certificate together with their spouse upon purchasing
c. Selling of the product must be done on a private place.

Section 1.
a.Violators of this law will be punished of 8 months imprisonment with paying a fine of 8,000 pesos
b. Violators upon second attempt will get married to the person he/ she used it with

King richmond domingo
Guest
King richmond domingo

RA 360
This law states that selling condoms are not allowed for undergraduate college students. And condoms should only be bought in any leading drugstore with prescription of a doctor.

Domingo, king richmond B.
Civ151

Harvy N Gloria
Guest
Harvy N Gloria

Article no. 9898 of 2017.
” Also known as sake of Makabata Movement.”

Section 1. No one specially government officials shall not delivered nor distributed any birth control materials to all filipino citizen under 18 years of age.

Section 2. No one specially government officials shall not advertise nor publicity information that suggest the ideas for birth control materials to primary to secondary level of education.

Penalty:
If one individual, foreign or local, disobey they will go on to 3-10 years of improsonment. Also for government official they will go under investigation and if they are proven they will be impeached.

HARVY N GLORIA
CIVI51

Quennie Estrella
Guest
Quennie Estrella

Republic Act 0905

ANTI DISCRIMINATION WHILE PURCHASING CONDOMS ACT

An act which advances the mission to increase awareness, access, acceptance and use of condoms.

Section 1:
No man or woman shall be deprived or discriminated when it comes to buying or purchasing condoms.

Section 2:
Condoms must be available for all ages ranging from birth-death.

Section 3:
Such drugstores or pharmacies who won’t abide and was proven guilty under this law must face certain charges, which includes:
a. Termination/invalidation of the store’s license.
b. 500,000 emotional damage fine for the complainant.
c. The accuse must conduct a public apology.

Proposed by: Quennie Estrella
CIV-151

Marlowe Aveno
Guest
Marlowe Aveno

Republic act 4713
“No to porn site”

Section 1: All porn site in the philippines will be ban. This site may help a person to have a sexual attraction.

Section 2: All computer shop must have a poster of “no pornography.”

Section 3: The person who will catch visiting porn site and watching porn will be pay 20,000 pesos and 3 months to jail.

This law may help to lessen the sexual addiction of a person. That may cause for the early pregnancy and AIDS.

Marlowe Aveno
CIV151

Julia florencio
Guest
Julia florencio

Julia bien florencio civ151

mike par
Guest

in order to preserve the purity of every woman this act serve as a mark , a mark were limitation of a relationship is set thats why i support this advocacy

Harvy Gloria
Guest
Harvy Gloria

I support your advocay in opposing that kind of what the interview said na Strategy nila ito. I am also support the idea of what are the possible result of it. Because we all know that our country is liberated as now, so I think if we did that strategy daw, I think it may result like they said divorce raped case and I think it may result an illness like aids. It also push the teenagers to do animalistic things.

Gloria Harvy N.
CIV151

Ryan Jasper MIguel Carlos
Guest
Ryan Jasper MIguel Carlos

RA 3211 Subject: This is an act to help people living with AIDS Section 1: Short Title. — This Act shall be known as the “One love for AIDS″. Section 2. Declaration of Policy. — This act should help people that are victims of AIDS. The government will provide free checkups, medicine and programs that will assist them with their illness. There will also free HIV test for the people who thinks that they have AIDS. The government will also provide protections for the victims to prevent discrimination. If a person are prove to be discriminating an AIDS victims he… Read more »

ghyrvy
Guest

I can say that im better than Rizal because i did not left my religion.

Caballero, Ghyrvy B.
CIV 151

DJ Dalisay
Guest
DJ Dalisay

RA 2398
Comprehensive Sex Education Act

Sec 1. A law that provides a more comprehensive sex education

David Dalisay
ECE 151

DJ Dalisay
Guest
DJ Dalisay

Sec 2. And the addition of “Sex Education” in the curricula of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Eduaction of the Philippines

Sec 3. Sudents shall be entitled to free contraceptives if they are are in the legal age of twenty-one and must present a Government issued identification card that have the following. Name, Age, Birthdate and Gender.

fortunato carl sherwin O
Guest
fortunato carl sherwin O

RA101330
“no smoking”
sec.1 no smoking in public
sec. 2 there will be a smoking area for the peole who want to smoke
sec. 3 if you were caught smoking in public youll be paying 10,000 pesos and have a community service for 1-2 weeks
sec.4 if you are under 18 and you are caught smoking you will have a fine of 10,000 pesos and youll be having a community service for 1-2 months

-fortunato carl sehrwin
-ECE151

michael fajarito
Guest
michael fajarito

R.A. 20034
This act will provide protection and safety for the users.

Section 1. An Act Shall be known “Kaligtasan sa kabataan”.

Section 2. No one shall not delivered nor distributed condoms to all filipino citizen under 17 years of age.

Section 2. No one specially government officials shall not advertise nor publicity information that suggest the ideas for birth control materials to primary to teenager under 17 years of age.

Section 3. Someone who will be caught for using or advertize condoms will be punish by an 2-3 months in prison according by the judge.

Michael Fajarito
ECE151

Kier Vincent V Oclares
Guest
Kier Vincent V Oclares

Republic Act 10930 This act will offer or give Free Contraceptives for people whom one from any issued Clinics or Pharmacies anytime and anywhere. Sec 1: This act shall be know as “Free Contraceptive Act “. Sec 2: The person is qualified to obtain a free contraceptive if he or she is Twenty-one years old and above for both gender and must present a valid government issued Identification, the identification must have the following contents: Name, Birth Date, Gender and Signature. Sec 3: The Clinic or Pharmacies is only qualified to give only two contraceptives per person and has the… Read more »

Ada Astrologio
Guest
Ada Astrologio

Premarital sex became very chronic among the minor aged Filipinos and became a very big issue in this generation. This issue has been a very big contributor to the fast grow of our population. So by having R.A. 44325 – “Educate the Youth About Sex Act” implemented, instead of pushing the youth to use the contraceptives being distributed to them by the government, this act will provide the youth the reality and the effects of having sex at a very young age and open their minds about the reality and disadvantages of having premarital sex. Sex education will be taught… Read more »

Arienne Zhel Gadiano
Guest

I can’t even imagine giving free condoms to all high school students. Distributing codoms is not the solution for this. People should how to discipline themselves. And they should what is right and wrong. The parents must educate their child about this. -Arienne Zhel Gadiano (ELE151)