3.9.11 Condom Availability Program

Condom Availability Program

As part of a comprehensive effort to prevent  HIV infection (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), the cause of AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), other STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) and pregnancy, students at all SFUSD middle and high schools will be able to obtain condoms at their school sites with support and consultation available from health care professionals.   

Verbal and/or written information shall be available to all students which stresses that abstinence is the only 100% effective method of preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections and which does not condone or in any way encourage sexual activity among or with minors. Students shall receive additional information as appropriate and necessary regarding the proper use of condoms and their effectiveness.  Youth friendly clinic information is also included with the condom.  Student participation in this program is voluntary and aligns with the California’s Family Code and Health and Safety Code allowing students to seek confidential reproductive health services. 

High school students can obtain condoms at Wellness Centers or other designated locations.  Related information shall be provided at the same locations, and designated trained Wellness Center staff will make the condoms available.  A licensed health care professional will be available for consultation and to refer to additional resources as needed. 

Middle school students can obtain condoms in conjunction with an appropriate session with the school social worker or school district nurse to identify risk factors and connect students to appropriate resources and supports as needed.