Denver district looks at dispensing birth control pills

Oct. 30, 2007
Task force recommends that health clinics at six high schools be allowed to give out birth control.

Health clinics in six Denver high schools should be allowed to dispense birth control and emergency contraceptive pills, according to a new report by a health task force. The recommendation is not that all high-school-based clinics dispense birth control. Individual schools with the support of their communities would ask the school board for permission.
Click here to read The Denver Post article.

RELATED: Days after a school board in Portland, Maine, voted 7 to 2 in favor of adding prescription contraceptives to the services offered at a health clinic in a middle school, the issue continues to draw fervent support and ardent opposition in this city of 64,000, the state's largest.
Click here to read The New York Times article.

The Portland (Maine) school board has approved a measure allowing middle-school students to gain access to prescription birth control medications without notifying parents. The proposal, from the Portland Division of Public Health, calls for the independently operated health care center at King Middle School to provide a variety of services to students, including immunizations and physical checkups in addition to birth-control medications and counseling for sexually transmitted diseases.
Click here to read The New York Times article.

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