When students return to 22 Philadelphia high schools after the Christmas break, they'll have easy access to condoms. Happy holidays, kids!

The dispensers will be installed inside nurses' offices to make condoms more readily available to teenage students. The condoms will be free to the students unless their parents signed a form for them to opt out of the program. In that case, their teenagers will not have access to the condoms.

The pilot program is funded by the city's health program because Philadelphia has the highest known rates of sexually transmitted diseases. Twelve schools already offer condoms in health resource centers.

Very cool, but unfortunately, Philly schools still don't have comprehensive sex ed, so there's much work to do. May the condoms and better sex ed spread like so many STDS to schools throughout the land!

Condom vending machines installed in 22 public high schools in Philadelphia [Examiner]