High school OKs birth control

October 10, 2008 3:52:17 PM PDT
After a pregnancy boom in last year's senior class, a Massachusetts high school gives the go-ahead for contraceptives on campus.

You probably remember the story out of Gloucester, Massachusetts last school year.

Seventeen girls reportedly got pregnant at Gloucester High School.

Last night, the school board there voted to allow contraceptives, such as condoms and birth control pills to be distributed by the school's health clinic.

Gary Verga, on the high school committee, says, "It's not going to please everyone... In fact, i'm sure it'll displease many, But I think it's the right step for us now this community."

Students will still need parents' consent . And parents can opt out.


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