Wednesday, October 17, 2007

School Board Approves Birth Control Prescriptions at Maine Middle School for 11-year-olds

PORTLAND, Maine - Pupils at a city middle school will be able to get birth control pills and patches at their student health center after the local school board approved the proposal Wednesday evening.
The plan, offered by city health officials, makes King Middle School the first middle school in Maine to make a full range of contraception available to students in grades 6 through 8, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services.
There are no national figures on how many middle schools, where most students range in age from 11 to 13, provide such services. Full Story - Discount Magazine Subscriptions - Discount Cigarettes & Tobacco - Fingerhut