Health Minister Stuart Syvret has asked his chief executive to investigate the possibility, in conjunction with Education, Sport and Culture.
He says it is not enough to tell young people not to have sex and that providing them with condoms at least encourages them to practice safe sex.
Senator Syvret’s idea is in response to increases in the spread of diseases such as chlamydia and syphilis, and the recent JEP revelations that two teenagers have contracted HIV, the virus which leads to Aids, and that girls as young as 13 are using the morning-after pill as contraception.
Jersey would be one of the first education authorities in Britain to take the step of putting machines in secondary schools – the UK Department of Education and Skills will only allow the distribution of condoms to pupils by qualified health professionals such as school nurses.
Senator Syvret has told the JEP that he wants a full discussion on the issue and has sought to reassure parents that nothing will happen without consultation.