Reply to Galen: Condoms

stddly at stddly at
Tue Jul 22 18:15:45 PDT 1997

Heilsa all Good Folk and True...

Kief here...writing from Lorraine's account.

Siobhan again.

Okay.  For those of you who enjoy hypothetical moral dilemmas, try this:

You are a warranted chiurgeon who has chosen to carry condoms.  As part of
your training for your office, you have been made aware that you may not
treat a minor without parental consent.  In fact, you are not even to offer
them an aspirin.  One starlit spring evening, two young (and I mean young)
lovers approach you requesting a condom.  You know they are 15 and 16 years
old, and they make it fairly clear that they are going to have sex, with or
without protection.  Do you violate policy and give them a condom?  Is there
an answer to this question that is both legally and morally correct?


"We read to be reminded we are not alone."  C.S. Lewis

I reply thus: I would mention to the young couple, as I opened my kit and set a
couple of condoms on the table, that I cannot give any condoms to them being
bound by law and Society rule. I would advise them to not take any risky course
of action due to the consequences. Then I would walk away for a few
minutes... Perhaps this course of action would fulfill the "legal" aspect (yeah
right...I know better) and would surely fulfill my ethical requirements to
provide "protection" to my "family" For surely are we not all family here?

Sir Kief...

"Better the Hammer than the nail..."

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