The letters from Drs Trivelli and Colliton provide an opportunity to emphasize the recommendations in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement on "Condom Availability for Youth," which were specifically developed to support the AAP's strategic goal to promote adolescent healthy lifestyles. During the 3 years that this statement was researched, reviewed, modified, and ultimately approved as policy, many of the issues raised by Drs Trivelli and Colliton were thoroughly discussed. We appreciate the opportunity to comment on them now.

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