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Mpls charter school participates in free condom program

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Condoms will be available upon request at a Minneapolis charter school as part of a program by a New York-based company to promote safe sex.

The Star Tribune reports Augsburg Fairview Academy, an alternative-learning charter school, is one of two schools in the country participating with NüVo Condoms' educational campaign for Valentine's Day.

Each condom comes with a pamphlet that includes information about sexually transmitted diseases, abstinence, as well as a message for users: "Don't stay in the dark: GET IT ON."

The school says it's not seeking permission from parents before distributing condoms because most of the students are between the ages of 17 and 21.

Similar services are provided by on-site health clinics at many high schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul, the newspaper reports.

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