A young child is under precautionary antibiotics after her teacher found her playing with a condom on the school playground. Where could the condom have come from?
Condom At A School Playground
At the tot-lot play area of a Milwaukee school, a teacher spotted a 4-year-old student playing with a condom, blowing it as if it was a balloon. According to the child’s parents, the teacher immediately called to inform them that their child had to go to a hospital, while testing confirmed that the condom was positive for chlamydia. As a result, doctors opted to put the child on antibiotics just to be safe, even if she tested negative for the STD.
Naturally, the young child’s parents were upset with what happened, especially with the thought of where the condom had come from before their child found it. In fact, they had already transferred their child to another school. However, they stated that what upset them, even more, was the lacking amount of effort done to keep the area clean, given the fact that the school stands just across The Rave, a popular concert spot.
As such, Milwaukee Public Schools released a statement sharing the parents’ concern and stating
the possible solutions being considered, such as additional patrolling and perimeter fencing.
Chlamydia is a common STD that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. Typically, chlamydia may be contracted by having oral, anal, or vaginal sex with an infected person, while women can also pass it onto their child during childbirth.
It does not usually cause any symptoms, which is why many who have it do not even realize it and end up passing the disease to other partners. However, some may experience symptoms a few weeks after they had engaged in a sexual intercourse with the infected person.
In women, symptoms may include abnormal vaginal discharge with a strong smell, pain during intercourse, and a burning sensation when urinating. In men, they may experience a burning sensation when urinating, abnormal discharge from the penis, a burning or itching sensation around the opening of the penis, and pain or swelling in one or both testicles.
While chlamydia may be treated, one may get infected again upon having unprotected intercourse with an infected individual.