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Banacek
06-23-2018, 05:11 PM
While parental consent is typically required when a student goes on a field trip or is subjected to a vision test in school, students as young 13 years old are being prescribed birth control at a public school in Washington D.C. and they could leave school with a prescription for pills or a newly inserted IUD, without their parents ever being notified.

The program is currently happening at Anacostia High School, a public school in D.C. that has around 450 students, 98.9 percent of whom are African American. Only 1 percent of the students are proficient in Math, and only 4 percent are proficient in English, according to the school’s website.

Midwife Loral Patchen, who runs the program at the school and is responsible for administering pregnancy and STD tests, and prescribing various forms of birth control to underage girls, told NPR that the goal is to reduce the rate of teen pregnancy.

“I feel really good about the fact that we offer the full range of options and we have very very low removal rates,” Patchen said, noting that the girls typically stick with the form of birth control she prescribes for the remainder of their time in high school


https://thefreethoughtproject.com/school-approves-program-give-girls-hormone-altering-drugs-without-parents-consent/

noonwitch
06-25-2018, 08:52 AM
IUDs should never be used in young women, and/or women who have never been pregnant before. They can perforate the uterus in someone who has never had something else in their womb before. They can do that in any woman, really, but the odds are better when the woman has been pregnant before. Plus, if you believe life begins a conception, IUDs basically make sure that a fertilized embryo does not implant on the uterine wall.

The pill is not risk-free. I don't really have a problem with 16 and 17 year olds making that decision, but not so much with 13 and 14 year olds.

The death center at WMU when I was there in the 80s always told students that unless you were having sex on a more than bi-monthly basis or if you were unsure of your partner's fidelity, using condoms was the best protection because they also protect against disease. That's the advice I usually give young people, after first telling them that abstaining until you are an adult is the best method and then getting laughed at.

FlaGator
06-25-2018, 10:50 AM
The program is currently happening at Anacostia High School, a public school in D.C. that has around 450 students, 98.9 percent of whom are African American. Only 1 percent of the students are proficient in Math, and only 4 percent are proficient in English, according to the school’s website.

Birth control and IUDs will fix this?

NJCardFan
06-25-2018, 11:29 AM
Birth control and IUDs will fix this?
I was thinking the same thing.