Canby school board to vote on birth control proposal
CANBY, Ore. – The Canby school board is set to vote on whether its high school health clinic can offer birth control to students. The proposal could mean some girls could get birth control pills or other forms of contraception without their parents knowing about it.
Canby High School junior Hunter Mead is a Youth Advisory Board member advocating for the county-run health clinic on campus to expand its services by prescribing and issuing the following types of contraception:
• Birth control pills
• Ortho Evra patches
• Depo Provera shots
• Nuva rings
“This is giving students the tools to build more secure futures for themselves,” said Mead. The Canby proposal does not include condoms or the morning-after pill.
According to Oregon law, birth control can be offered to students who are at least 15 years old without a parent’s consent or notification. Oregon and Washington are among 7 states in the U.S. that do not require parental notification.
Not every student at Canby High School supports the idea, even if it reduces the number of pregnancies. “It’s kind of their own fault too, you bring it on yourself” said student Tanner Jaeckel.
An online community survey conducted by the Canby School District shows 58 percent of voters want the school’s teen pregnancy policies left alone. The school board meets Thursday night to vote on the proposal.
This is just another part of the Communist Goals for America as Eowyn wrote about earlier this month. Get control of the children and discredit the family as an institution.
I would argue with Hunter Mead that there are much better ways to ” give students the tools to build more secure futures for themselves”. Number one would be to allow the parents the responsibility to raise and teach their children the tools they believe are best for their own children.
Secondly, why should the state – or any government agency – be allowed to disperse medications that can adversely affect a teenager’s health? A teenager is not fully able to comprehend the consequences of these medical side effects. How is that going to produce a “secure future” for them?
- Side effects of Nuva ring: The most common adverse events reported by 5 to 14% of the 2501 women who used Nuva Ring in five clinical trials were: vaginitis (14.1%), headache (9.8%), upper respiratory tract infection (8.0%), leukorrhea (5.8%), sinusitis (5.7%), nausea (5.2%), and weight gain (4.9%).
- Side effects of Depo Provera: Can affect menstrual bleeding. After a year of use, 55% of women experience amenorrhoea; after 2 years, the rate rises to 68%. In the first months of use “irregular or unpredictable bleeding or spotting, or rarely, heavy or continuous bleeding” was reported. Long-term studies of users of Depo Provera have found slight or no increased overall risk of breast cancer. However, the study population did show a slightly increased risk of breast cancer in recent users (Depo use in the last four years) under age 35, similar to that seen with the use of combined oral contraceptive pills.
- Side effects of Ortho Evra: The most frequent adverse events reported while using the Ortho Evra patch were: breast discomfort, engorgement or pain (22%), headache (21%), application site reaction (17%), nausea (17%), upper respiratory tract infection (10%), menstrual cramps (10%), and abdominal pain (9%).
I just have to scratch my head wondering why the parents weren’t more vocal when these laws were put into place by our government officials.