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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Look, I'm just trying to have a conversation. I'm not emotionally invested in this. I don't have a daughter to worry about.

    My position on abortion is this. I think it must remain legal and available. I think it's a sad and soul-shattering event and should be used as infrequently as possible.

    Im this case we're discussing the availability to children. They are not mature. They probably shouldn't be having unprotected sex. They might not make such wise decisions. So stupid-sex or not, the question is whether they should have easy access to Plan B. Plan B makes you feel lousy so I can't envision Plan B abuse. So, if this immature girl "Christina" has sex, should she be able (and even encouraged) to get Plan B without making and paying for a Drs. appointment 4 days from now? Or should she intercept the possible pregnancy ASAP? Apparently NYC feels that it should be the latter.
    I reread the OP - apparently the program is designed ot side-step prescriptions which are required if your underaged:
    Plan B is typically sold as an over-the-counter medication, but those under age 18 need a prescription. For the CATCH program, students can tell a trained school nurse they had unprotected sex. The student will then get a test to see if she is already pregnant; if not, the prescription is issued and she can walk out with the pill.
    I think it's just horrid - hormonal control isn't something to play around with. I think they're minimizing all of this so much they're only going to cause harm. What's wrong with them? Immature teen suddenly has sex and now reason doesn't matter.
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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    I'm glad my local public school system is doing something about unwanted pregnancies for once.


    *applauds*

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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    Schools should not be dispensing ANY sort of medication - period. No, not even aspirin. That's the way it used to be in every state where I taught (three out West), and the way it should remain.

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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    This is an AWESOME idea and one of the things all schools need to be able to do

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    it seems its being executed very piss poorly


    SInce those are separate issues I want to stick with the positive, availability of BC should be this easy and its one of the most rational, common sense and intelligible ideas ive read done in a long time.

    now with that said the piss poor execution has to be addressed.
    parents have to be notified and a signature retrieved or something along those lines etc., not just a notice that can never get to the parent and they dont know.

    now if these drugs need extra attention by a doctor or screenings etc then it should be handled just like vaccines and things like that. When your child is up to par medically and gets a physical those questions should be on it about the safety of that particular child to get all the forms of BC available.

    GREAT IDEA!!!!

    poor execution
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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    The schools don't even vaccinate, nor should they. Medical care is not the job of the schools, nor is dispensing medicine. We're not talking about post HS here.

    I hope they get the pants sued off them, big old class action. It's what I'd do if they started this nonsense around here.

    No wonder they don't seem to have the time to actually do their jobs and educate the children in their care.

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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    If my daughter's publicly funded school ever handed out morning after pills, I would be the first to suggest litigation.
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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    In Seattle the High School I attended (a decade ago) had a teen health center that was run by an organization separate from the school (though it did reside in the school). A quick search showed this is what they currently provide.


    Mental health counseling
    Medical check-ups
    Routine physicals
    Sports physicals
    Reproductive health care
    Treatment for acute and chronic illnesses
    Immunizations
    Preventive education on tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use, injuries, and violence

    ...........

    Doesn't sound like NYC is doing anything groundbreaking.

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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/c...7ke5l2KRwg43nH

    were the letters sent home with the kids?

    were they mailed?

    what if little latisha gets to the mailbox first?
    I support this in principle, though am unclear on why the parents can't be told.

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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Schools should not be dispensing ANY sort of medication - period. No, not even aspirin. That's the way it used to be in every state where I taught (three out West), and the way it should remain.
    If children are required by law to attend school from 8am-3pm then not giving them access to basic medication is negligent.

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