• thalwen

    I think this can be a good idea, as long as it’s voluntary and student results are kept between the student and medical provider. Though I’m not sure it’s a good idea to do it en-masse as the article suggests because that seems to take up a lot of school resources and might be used coercively. Idealy, a school nurse should be available for students to go to so they can be tested for STDs and pregnancy and have access to condoms and referals to health clinics should tests come out positive. Along with accurate sex education so that kids know if they are at risk.

  • mattgreeny

    I’ve gotta say. Becky, I love this notion, but I do not envy your job. I could not agree more that we need to give our youth ready access to safe testing, but trying to pitch this idea, particularly in religously conservative locales must be a nightmare. 

     

    Matt

    http://std-testing-chicago.org/

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