Blog Template Theology of the Body: Maine Middle School to Begin Offering the Pill

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Maine Middle School to Begin Offering the Pill

"At King Middle School, birth control prescriptions will be given after a student undergoes a physical exam by a physician or nurse practitioner, said Lisa Belanger, who oversees Portland's student health centers.

Students treated at the centers must first get written parental permission, but under state law such treatment is confidential, and students decide for themselves whether to tell their parents about the services they receive.

Five of the 134 students who visited King's health center during the 2006-07 school year reported having sexual intercourse, said Amanda Rowe, lead nurse in Portland's school health centers."

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This is another reason that my daughter will be homeschooled.