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November 26, 1991
Teachers and counselors in the New York City school system begin handing out condoms on demand today. In Baltimore, students in five high school and two middle school clinics can receive condoms and oral contraceptives.The Evening Sun wants to know what you think about the condom giveaway program.Call SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information system, on a Touch-Tone phone. The call is local, and answers will be registered between 10 a.m. and midnight. The SUNDIAL phone number is 783-1800 or, in Anne Arundel County, 268-7736.
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NEWS
October 11, 2014
Howard County's public schools are among the top in the nation. We cultivate a vibrant learning community that prepares students to thrive in a dynamic world. We also talk with kids about sex and relationships: "You can get pregnant any time you have sexual intercourse;" the site says. "Wearing a latex condom, taking birth control pills or using other contraceptives are very effective at preventing pregnancy. However the absolute way to not get pregnant is to not have sex at all. " So what was wrong with one of our elected county school board members alerting the board and its student members that a local Giant supermarket is asking the age of those who purchase condoms?
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NEWS
March 13, 2012
I was amazed and appalled that nowhere in your article on the rise in HIV infection among African-American women do you mention the need to use condoms to prevent the spread of the disease ("Black women in city infected with HIV at higher rate than national average," March 8). The idea that women should ensure their partners have been tested is good, but between the time of the test and intercourse, the individual could have been exposed. The idea of being "particular" about the type of man you date is nice but not safe.
NEWS
September 28, 2014
In Susan Reimer 's generally excellent column, "The end of marriage" (Sept. 24), she makes the following statement about birth control: "They either use it inconsistently, such as forgetting to take the Pill, or they choose a form that has a high failure rate, such as condoms. " I was puzzled to read this because I thought - and a quick check of the Internet confirmed - that condoms are quite reliable. Here's one of many sources I found at Planned Parenthood. Perhaps she meant it's a mistake to depend on condoms because people aren't always comfortable with them, but when they are used, they work.
NEWS
September 28, 2014
In Susan Reimer 's generally excellent column, "The end of marriage" (Sept. 24), she makes the following statement about birth control: "They either use it inconsistently, such as forgetting to take the Pill, or they choose a form that has a high failure rate, such as condoms. " I was puzzled to read this because I thought - and a quick check of the Internet confirmed - that condoms are quite reliable. Here's one of many sources I found at Planned Parenthood. Perhaps she meant it's a mistake to depend on condoms because people aren't always comfortable with them, but when they are used, they work.
NEWS
By John P. Hale | December 26, 1990
The following is adapted from a letter to Joseph A. Fernandez, chancellor of New York City public schools. The author, a lawyer and former member of the New York State Board of Social Welfare who frequently does legal work for the New York Archdiocese, questions the chancellor's proposal to distribute condoms in the high schools and junior high schools. The Board of Education, which debated the proposal on Dec. 6, has yet to vote on the plan.DEAR Dr. Fernandez:Your records show that during the 1988-1989 school year you had 184,989 students in the junior high schools and 261,097 in the senior high schools, for a total of 446,086.
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By Alison Matas and Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2013
Last year Baltimore City paid vendors more than $800 million, much of it for construction projects, gas and electricity, trash and recycling services, transportation and the like, according to monthly figures posted on a city website. But some purchases look odder than others, at least at first blush: Frozen mice. A mink coat. Paintball. About $27,000 worth of food from S'ghetti Eddie's for the Fire Department. Those spending details and many others emerged during a Baltimore Sun review of the city's 2012 figures.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | October 5, 1990
NEW YORK City Schools Chancellor Joseph A. Fernandez has proposed distribution of condoms to any public-school student who wants them.The proposal is another white flag of surrender to the sex industry. It follows a decision by Massachusetts to begin one of the most aggressive condom-promotion campaigns of any state. The campaign will feature billboards, posters on buses and subways, and public- service announcements on television and radio.The excuse given by those who promote condoms in schools and elsewhere is that too many young people are getting pregnant or infected with venereal diseases, and widely available condoms are the best way to combat both.
NEWS
June 3, 1993
The proposed distribution of free condoms by the Carroll County Department of Social Services should not be seen as a dramatic change but as an extension of current county policy to prevent unwanted pregnancies and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.For the past four years, the county Health Department has successfully operated its "Three for Free" condom program, allowing people to obtain free condoms at its Washington Road office.It makes sense for the Department of Social Services to do the same.
NEWS
July 13, 2013
Your recent editorial spoke about a new "truth-in-advertising" law requiring pregnancy centers to post signage regarding a specific service they will not provide, namely abortion ("Signs of abortion rights," July 11). When was the last time you promoted your business by stating the services you will not provide? Ironically, Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, is not required to explicitly state that it provides abortion services. Its name implies that it helps people become parents, but its practice is to prevent parenthood, either through contraception or through abortion.
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By Alison Matas and Scott Calvert, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2013
Last year Baltimore City paid vendors more than $800 million, much of it for construction projects, gas and electricity, trash and recycling services, transportation and the like, according to monthly figures posted on a city website. But some purchases look odder than others, at least at first blush: Frozen mice. A mink coat. Paintball. About $27,000 worth of food from S'ghetti Eddie's for the Fire Department. Those spending details and many others emerged during a Baltimore Sun review of the city's 2012 figures.
NEWS
July 20, 2012
Its incredible that with all of the articles on HIV and AIDS, the fact that the FDA has finally approved of a 15-minute over-the-counter test for HIV has barely been mentioned ("Rapid at-home HIV test gains federal approval," July 4). You talk about unprotected sex, you talk about abstinence, you talk about condoms, etc., but here we have a method to "privately and immediately " determine whether your partner is HIV positive. One would think this would be a strong deterrent for unprotected sex, but it seems like it's a taboo subject.
NEWS
By Meredith Cohn | March 27, 2012
A female condom program was highly effective in preventing HIV infections, according to a new economic analysis by researchers in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health . The analysis, published in the journal AIDS and Behavior , found the DC Females Condom program, a public-private partnership to provide and promote a type of female condom, prevent enough infections in one year to save more than $8 million in future medical care...
NEWS
March 13, 2012
I was amazed and appalled that nowhere in your article on the rise in HIV infection among African-American women do you mention the need to use condoms to prevent the spread of the disease ("Black women in city infected with HIV at higher rate than national average," March 8). The idea that women should ensure their partners have been tested is good, but between the time of the test and intercourse, the individual could have been exposed. The idea of being "particular" about the type of man you date is nice but not safe.
NEWS
By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2010
Police in Anne Arundel county arrested an Arizona woman last week for prostitution after they found her in a Linthicum hotel room with condoms and over $1,000 in cash while executing a search warrant. The woman, a 29-year-old from Phoenix, is scheduled to face trial on a charge of prostitution in December. Officers in the county's vice unit searched the hotel on Nov. 18, around 9:30 p.m. after receiving numerous complaints of prostitution taking place at the hotel, according to a statement released by police Monday morning.
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by Jordan Bartel | jordan@bthesite.com and b free daily | February 24, 2010
It should be one of the most popular spots on the Web. Instead, sex.com's mish-mash of blah links and boring essays (paired with a design our 10-year-old cousin could improve upon), makes it a what-could-have-been wasteland. That could change, though. Cnet.com reports that the site, originally registered by the founder of match.com, will be put up for auction next month as part of a foreclosure (which, apparently, happens even in the Web world). The domain name was reportedly last sold to a company called Escom LLC, which was apparently so troubled that there was a book written about the legal proceedings, "Sex.
NEWS
By Tricia Bishop | tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | November 10, 2009
Prosecutors dropped human trafficking and prostitution charges Monday against Carlos Silot, who was accused last year of running a brothel that catered to Hispanic men from a rented rowhome in the Patterson Park area. "The evidence was insufficient to proceed with the charges," said Assistant State's Attorney Jennifer McAllister. Silot, who was free on $15,000 bail, could not be reached Monday, nor could his attorney, listed in court records as Assistant Public Defender Arvaham Stone.
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