| ms_wonderland wrote:|
I don't think the problem is that birth control is more focused on than disease prevention. Promoting condoms didn't work. Schools give them out, clinics, hospitals, etc...the campaign for condom use was all you saw..promo of condoms was the main goal but it failed and std's kept rising and unplanned pregnancies rised as well. If one problem can be curbed its worth going that route.
I just don't think free birth control is going to promote the rise in HIV cases.
thats kind of a myth. HIV education, with the promotion of condoms did help condom use.
(no schools surrounding me are allowed to give condoms, i don't think, probably why there are so many case)
unplanned pregnancies don't help that a child will get HIV. i know some like to compare, but it is still a failure. with the amount of condoms available, there shouldn't be a problem. if condoms were subsidized so they gave out the "good stuff" in doctor's offices, in classes, in clinics etc it would prevent both. i believe as a state that should do what is "best" for their constituents, were missing the boat on that. giving out some lollipop condoms (in most cases, only when they're asked) in free clinics isn't enough.