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Maine middle school will provide birth control pills without parental consent

Students who have parental permission to be treated at King Middle School’s health center would be able to get birth control prescriptions under a proposal that the Portland School Committee will consider Wednesday.

The proposal would build on the King Student Health Center’s practice of providing condoms as part of its reproductive health program since it opened in 2000, said Lisa Belanger, a nurse practitioner who oversees the city’s student health centers.

If the committee approves the King proposal, it would be the first middle school in Maine to make a full range of contraception available to some students in grades 6 to 8, said Nancy Birkhimer, director of teen health programs for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Most middle schoolers are ages 11-13. ::Read More::

 

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One Response to “Maine middle school will provide birth control pills without parental consent”

  1. i totally agree with wht they are doing. people sya its wrong but maine middle school is just facing a fact that this counry can not that students that young are having sex and they usually becime pregnant because they are afraid to tell their parents and they don not seek contraceptives because they afraid there parents will find out


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