San Francisco board of "Education" unanimously backs condom access in middle shools!
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Concerned parents squared off against health and education officials Tuesday night as the San Francisco school board voted unanimously to allow access to condoms in city middle schools.
The new policy will allow staff to individually give students condoms “in conjunction with a session with a school nurse or social worker to identify risk factors and provide referrals or resources as necessary.”
Condoms are already available in district high schools.
“This is not a giveaway program,” board member Rachel Norton said. “They are going to be in a private, controlled space with an educator.
“This policy really is about the handful of students that really need it.”
Parents opposed to the new policy said it was an affront to families who want to have a say in issues related to their children’s sexual activity. They said they believe that school is for academics not contraceptives.
The proposal “undermines the authority of the family,” said Victor Seeto, issues chairman of the Chinese American Democratic Club, which called for a more inclusive community discussion on the issue.
“The program’s message says sex is normal, is acceptable, but disease is bad,” he said. “Let us strengthen the family and not weaken it.”
The parents noted that they have to sign a permission slip for a field trip but would not for the receipt of a condom.
The new policy, initiated by Superintendent Richard Carranza, specifies that parents will not be allowed to opt out of the program. District officials say state law allows minors to access pregnancy prevention without parent permission or knowledge.
That means parents can’t prevent their children from obtaining condoms at grocery stores, health clinics or schools. There are no age restrictions in California when it comes to contraceptives.
While Los Angeles Unified has a policy requiring condom distribution in high schools that also allows parents to opt out, representatives from the ACLU of Northern California said their position on the law is clear.
“Students have the right to access reproductive health care confidentially,” said Phyllida Burlingame, the organization’s reproductive justice policy director. “Really nothing limits schools from being a place that provides that care.”
Parent Emily Grimm voiced strong support for the condom policy.
“It’s latex; it’s an inanimate object,” she said. “It’s not going to tell my kid what to do. I don’t see what the problem is.”
Several other districts across the country already allow access to condoms in middle school, but they typically provide an opt-out option for parents. SOURCE