Middle School Offers Birth Control

Ran across this article on CNN. A Portland middle school is offering birth control to students out of their health center. This is in response to Portland's three middle schools reporting 17 pregnancies in the past four years. While this is not going to fix the situation, what I found interesting about the article is that it's a reminder to me that students just like the ones I work with are doing this. It's sometimes tough for me to imagine. Really, it just kind of saddens me. I wish they didn't feel this pressure to be so mature, and felt comfortable just being kids. JM

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