NYC Schools provide "Morning After" pill
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|Tue, 09-25-2012 - 10:37am|
Well, I have to say that this makes me uncomfortable. These at-risk teens certainly need safe access to contraceptive measures and STI screening/education, and having that be on school campuses is the only thing that really makes sense - but I strongly believe that in these younger patients, extra time is needed for counseling and for followup. I see the school sent home permission slips at the start of the year to the parents, which helps.
I suppose that a kids' visits would be tracked and I would hope that any encounter would be followed up well. I never knew my school nurse. Maybe these inner city kids have more of a relationship with their school nurse.
What do you think? Is this school overstepping its bounds?