Right on! As if it wasn’t cool enough that New London High School has a clinic that diagnoses and treats STD’s and administers pregnancy tests, now it’s going to be handing out condoms and birth control. According to NBCConnecticut:
The Day reports that the school asked the Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut to begin offering condoms and birth control prescriptions.
Parents must give permission for their children to use the clinic within the school.
We love this idea, especially in New London where the gonorrhea and chlamydia rates are higher than normal. This is CT, not Alabama — I don’t think we’re in denial that sex education, coupled with access to contraceptives are good for teens. I mean, for cripe’s sake, all you have to do is take a look at Bristol Palin to see how well abstinence only education works.
So, hooray for the forward thinking folks in New London! Your kids’ junk thanks you.