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MASSACHUSETTS: Springfield Approves School Condom Policy


Associated Press (04.06.12) - Friday, April 06, 2012

The Springfield School Committee on Thursday night approved a policy allowing students in city middle and high schools to access condoms beginning Sept. 1. School nurses and health clinics will distribute condoms to students who request them; however, the youths must receive counseling, including a discussion of abstinence, and instruction on how to use and store condoms. Parents have the option of signing a form barring their children from obtaining condoms. The policy passed in a 4-3 vote.


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