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OR School District Okays Condoms for 6th Graders

09-08-2014
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In Oregon, children as young as 12 years old could have access to free condoms.

This month, the Gervais School District board approved condom distribution to students sixth grade and up starting next school year.

District superintendent Rick Hensel said there were nine pregnancies in the middle and high school this year. They hope condom distribution will bring that number down.

"The board has a small community to consider," he said. "Their decision was that making condoms available was going to be positive thing for this community, albeit controversial, but a positive thing."

Students will be required to talk with either a nurse, counselor, or a sex-ed teacher in order to get a free condom.

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