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New Hampshire High School Bans Safe-Sex Kits Because of Contents

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New Hampshire High School Bans Safe-Sex Kits Because of Contents
Monadnock H.S. Seal (http://www.mrsd.org)

SWANZEY, N.H. (CBS/AP) Officials at Monadnock High School in New Hampshire have banned a group for distributing "safe sex kits" to students after parents were reportedly outraged at the contents of the kits, which included flavored lubricant and candy as well as condoms

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Local TV station WMUR reports that the kits were distributed in December by a group called AIDS Services from the Monadnock Region as part of a World AIDS Day presentation, and that more than 70 students at Monadnock High School picked one up.

The group, which describes itself on its website as a nonprofit comitted to ensuring "the well-being of people infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS," is now banned from the school district.

Bruce Barlow of the Monadnock High School board in Swanzey says the initial distribution of the kits was approved by school officials, but officials didn't know the contents

Susan MacNeil of AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region told WMUR that it's unfortunate some people are upset, because safe sex practices are important for preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. 

  • Kevin Hayes

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