Condoms proposed for schools in N.Y.

THE BALTIMORE SUN

NEW YORK -- Schools Chancellor Joseph A. Fernandez plans to propose tomorrow that condoms be distributed on request to students at all New York City high schools, even without parental consent.

Mr. Fernandez said in a memorandum to the seven members of the city's Board of Education that he was making the proposal because New York City "was leading the nation in adolescent AIDS cases."

"We cannot afford to ignore this crisis," he said of the incidence of acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

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