NY High School To Provide Pregnancy, STD Testing
Is it providing high school students a needed service or shutting parents out of their teen’s lives? A recent decision by the Port Chester Board of Education has some thinking it’s too much intrusion.
As Port Chester High School gets ready for the new school year, officials have signed off on a new service that will offer free testing for sexually transmitted diseases and even pregnancy testing to any student who asks.
…. Carlisle said it’s simply an extension of the comprehensive health services already provided to students. Students requesting the tests will be able to receive them without needing parental permission. Parents would also not be advised of test results.
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