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

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    The real hypocrisy, is that many schools have drug free policies,
    A student can be suspended for bringing an aspirin to school, even with a note.
    That's hardly hypocrisy. The idea is that the school doctor is more qualified to administer medications to the student than the student is to self medicate. I mean, have you ever gone through any of those online diagnosis threads where everyone is contributing to the discussion and there isn't one actual doctor giving his input? It's a Mount Everest of stupid, and those are adults.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    That's hardly hypocrisy. The idea is that the school doctor is more qualified to administer medications to the student than the student is to self medicate. I mean, have you ever gone through any of those online diagnosis threads where everyone is contributing to the discussion and there isn't one actual doctor giving his input? It's a Mount Everest of stupid, and those are adults.
    What school has a school doctor? There are plenty of birth control options the school could be providing that doesn't involve providing a controlled substance. It's not like they should provide nicoderm patches to reduce teen smoking either since there are other options.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    If my daughter's publicly funded school ever handed out morning after pills, I would be the first to suggest litigation.
    which you would lose
    because the school issued notification to the parent(s)
    allowing them to opt out of such program for their own children
    that you failed to respond declining the availability of meds would undermine any case you would choose to file
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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Plan B does not require a prescription and is sold from BEHIND the counter by the Pharmacist. There are no tests performed, I don't know why the Pharmacist has to dispense them but thats how it was in 2006 anyway. I lived with a "call-girl" and if the clients condom broke, she would buy a Plan B the next morning. I think there were some side effects like feeling crappy.

    They sold for $25 so NYC is spending quite a bit on this. On the other hand, little Christina won't get preggers - that's probably a good thing.
    Don't you have to still be 18 to get it at the pharmacy?
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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    If the parents are notified, that might discourage the use of the pill. Then, it's likely to get to a choice of an abortion or a 15 year old mother.

    It's a difficult call really.
    How about the parent who is understanding and would, with her daughter, choose to allow use of the pill? They still want to know what is up with the daughter and what medication she is taking. The school should not be stepping in and deciding what the parent should and should not know. No matter how backwards you think some parents are in their views about sex it is not for the school make broad judgements about it. Get all parents involved and get specific permission from them to have their kids enrolled in the program or not.
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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    How about the parent who is understanding and would, with her daughter, choose to allow use of the pill? They still want to know what is up with the daughter and what medication she is taking. The school should not be stepping in and deciding what the parent should and should not know. No matter how backwards you think some parents are in their views about sex it is not for the school make broad judgements about it. Get all parents involved and get specific permission from them to have their kids enrolled in the program or not.
    and every parent was notified of their opportunity to decline their daughter's participation in the program
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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    What school has a school doctor? There are plenty of birth control options the school could be providing that doesn't involve providing a controlled substance. It's not like they should provide nicoderm patches to reduce teen smoking either since there are other options.
    School nurse. My bad.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    School nurse. My bad.
    No problem. But nurses (RN, LPN, APN, etc.) are not able to prescribe any controlled medication so why would we want them prescribing this one unless to further a specific agenda? My issue is with the distribution of medication without parental consent

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    No problem. But nurses (RN, LPN, APN, etc.) are not able to prescribe any controlled medication so why would we want them prescribing this one unless to further a specific agenda? My issue is with the distribution of medication without parental consent
    I'm largely in agreement, actually. The only part I'm uncomfortable with is inclusion of "agendas" into the discussion. I think this issue can be settled rationally, but if it becomes about left vs. right then any hope of finding a rational solution will be toast. For example, if someone's opinion of this story was influenced, in some odd way, by their opinion of abortion, then all discussion would be pointless.
    Last edited by Cardinal; 09-25-12 at 11:05 AM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    and every parent was notified of their opportunity to decline their daughter's participation in the program
    Weren't there complaints about notification and confirmation. It is one thing to send out a notice for approval by a parent and another thing to send out a notice basically saying we intend to give your child birth control unless you tell us otherwise. Don't know the details but just saying.
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