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No! The person who is going to be financially responsible for the child's medical health is the only person who should be administering any drugs or chemicals that can physically alter the child's body. Not every child is the same. Parent's should be given the opportunity to parent. Provide help to the parent so that they are kknowledgeable about different tactics to utilize when attacking this issue with their child.
i believe the clinic shold stock the pill, but not make it known well about it. let the young women come to them for help, but let them know YOU CAN HELP. its their business so dont butt in, just help them with it.
You bring up a very good point. The only way I think they would be able to do this is by having a "RN" run the clinic and the clinic be separate from the school health office or school nurse. Which honestly a health clinic is always lead by doctors or qualified nurses.
Shall we also you give tools to drink and do drugs "safely"? Schools need to commit to educating students on the dangers of ALL behaviors that can have extreme short-term and long-term physical, mental and emotional ramifications. You are probably in a minority for having only had sex once at your age, but that is still one too many....take care of yourself, and I am not referring to birth control.
just think about all the teens that lie to there parents about sex. schools should provide condoms and birth control, but they should tell them how to use them. they should educate them on all the crap that happens if you dont use protection.
im a teenage girl, and ive had sex once. but we used protection and my mom has no clue about it.
First of all, having a medical clinic on campus does not mean teachers are handing out any kind of medication. The clinic would be staffed by medical professionals, not educators. Our job as a society is to help our young people stay healthy- no matter what they decide to do. To me that means providing sex education and reproductive health care. Having the clinic on campus makes it easier for students to get the health care they need.
It is Wrong
In today’s schools, distributing birth control devices to teens in schools has been occurring and needs to be controlled. School nurses seem to feel they have the right and authority to hand out condoms and birth control pills to teens attending the school without notifying the parents about it. Distributing birth control in schools to teens is wrong for three reasons and needs to be stopped.
According to the Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, school-based health clinics have increased over the years in school communities and so has the disease of HIV/AIDS among school kids Are school based health clinics a direct link to this problem? Possibly, SBC’s are very commonly found in lower income school areas. They have handed out birth control pills to young women and condoms to young boys in the schools. Having direct access to these birth control devices, and having an adult issue them is giving minors the idea that it is permissible to have sex as much as possible. Teens think that nothing bad will come of it, but it can! Nurses should not have the power to distribute these devices to teenagers. Nurses should encourage young teens to wait till marriage.
Secondly, birth control is not always full proof and does not prevent other sexually transmitted diseases. Problems can arise when sexual partners do not ask about each other’s sexual health particularly STD’s. This is when things get out of hand because this is when teens feel and think that nothing bad can happen to them. According to research, condoms are not always full proof for keeping diseases from entering the human body during sexual intercourse.
Additionally, it is discouraging to parents that some things their kids are learning in school in sex education are in opposition to their beliefs. It is also very difficult to find out that the school is handing out birth control devices in school without consent of the parents. Young teens’ consenting to pre-marital sex is very risky in terms of what the outcome could be. Sex is not just a game, it has its consequences. Having pre-marital sex can affect the social life of a teen. This could become someone’s life style and would not only affect the one who lives it, but also the people he or she is connected too.
In all honesty, distributing birth control devices to teenagers can be helpful. Teens will be teens, which mean some will have sex whether or not they have been told about the morals of waiting. So giving out a condom to decrease the chance of a teen girl getting pregnant is what society wants. However, simply making birth control available to teens means they are losing out on the concept of developing responsibility for their actions. The information given in sex education is what is needed to educate the minds of teens so that they will be ready for the real world. Birth control may provide physical protection from pregnancy, but it does not appear to be the solution for the physical and emotional ailments that teens suffer when they engage in pre-marital sex.
Distributing birth control devices to young teens is wrong and does not help kids understand that sex at a young age can have negative consequences. Schools should not distribute birth control devices to teens because it gives teens the idea that birth control makes pre-marital sex a safe activity. Most parents want the best for their kids, and so should the schools, by not handing out birth control. Concerned members of society must come to realize that birth control devices are currently available to teens at many schools, and they must step in to control it.
I don't really think that is should be offered in middle school because middle school kids are too young to even need to be thinkin about things like sex. However, I believe that it should be offered in high school. A lot of teens are gettin pregnant because they are afraid to ask for condoms or birth control. If it was given in school without the knowledge of the parent it would be so much easier.
These children can simply go to a family planning and get condoms and birth control without parental consent. Children can but condoms at any age at the store. Wouldn'y you much rather have these children educated about these things? Than just the access?
You may not be worried about sex, but others are. Sex education is not simply take this and you won't get pregnant. This clearly shows your lack of sex education. Condoms are only about 40% accurate, not 99%, the reason is because people don't know how to use them correctly. Birth control also has a lower rating because people don't take them all the time, they have other medications that interact and so on. People have been having sex at a young age since the dawning of time, the only thing that has changed is at what age people are getting married. Most used to be married before 12. Do some more research. It doesn't hurt to be educated.