05-28-2008, 09:03 PM
The Devil's Reject
Join Date: Feb 2008
Re: Abstinence-based sex ed works!
Hey, dingdong--where did you see anything about "abstinence based sex ed"?
The resignation of the school clinic's top health care providers resigned after being outraged when the hospital they work with said it wouldn't support a confidential contraceptives program.
"We were on our way to doing what any parent or community would want. Decreasing the initiation of having sex and decreasing the number of multiple sexual partners," says Dr. Brian Orr, the school's Medical Director.
Instead, the hospital handling the school-based clinic's grant money says, "We believe that it is critical to get the school committees' approval to this plan before making any decisions. The gloucester community deserves to weigh in on what is a very controversial and sensitive issue for the city."
For parents, it's an emotional issue with lots of unanswered questions.
"I think it should be parental, not city or state or teachers or anything. It's a personal thing with parents and the kids," says one parent.
Another parent asks, "The question I have is, 'who's gonna follow these kids?' It's one thing to prescribe these things; it's another to take it every day."
School officials say the alarming spike in teen pregnancy shows they need to act now, and are hoping to bring clinic workers back and pregnancies down.
"It could be an annual blip, but given we've got 17 and we know the typical average is four, that's a very sharp increase we have to take seriously."
So the schools solution was to start handing out birth control pills to underage kids without the parent's permission or input? WTF?
Questions are a burden
and answers a prison
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