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    Letters | BC, STUDENTS CLASH OVER CONDOM DISTRIBUTION

    Students should be met with concern, not threat

    We are very concerned that Boston College is considering disciplinary action against students who distribute contraceptives on campus (“BC tells students to stop dispensing condoms,” Page A1, March 27). Whether one approves of this or not, university students have sex. Discouraging contraceptives only leads to unsafe sex. As we all know, one possible consequence of this is the life-threatening disease HIV-AIDS, and another is unwanted pregnancy. Part of our role as BC professors, as well as parents, relatives, and friends, is to support young people in their attempts to avoid tragedy.

    Jacqueline Lerner

    Professor of applied developmental psychology

    Deborah T. Levenson

    Professor of history

    Boston College

    Chestnut Hill

    This letter was cosigned by 11 other faculty members at Boston College.