Check this out, Mamas.
Now please... pick your jaws up off the floor and get yourselves together. Surely this is not a shocker. Not after the uproar last October when some high schools started administering contraceptives without parental consent. Many-a-Mama was madder than a sacked cat about that one... How dare the school administer birth control to my kid without my permission! Huff, huff, grrrr!!!
Understandable, really...sort of. But at this point, with the teen birth rate up, condom use down, and the disturbing news on STD rates for teen girls; handing out a few packs of pills almost seems like throwing a cup of water on a forest fire.
Our kids need guidance in a BIG way, and not just about being sexually responsible. The teens in Massachusetts are becoming pregnant on purpose. This is a whole new ballgame. It goes WAY beyond the standard sex ed. lesson. These girls are looking for love and acceptance and don't see anything wrong with bringing a new life into the world to get it.
How do you even begin to address that?
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