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Prescriptions for Pills and Condoms to be Distributed to Brit Pupils During Sex Education Lessons

by Tanya Thomas on February 10, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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 Prescriptions for Pills and Condoms to be Distributed to Brit Pupils During Sex Education Lessons

A school in Britain could hand out condoms and prescriptions for the pill to its pupils during "sexual health and family planning" lessons, said a doctor who came up with the idea.

Pupils at Sir Henry Cooper School in Hull could be prescribed contraception between classes under plans to open the country's first GP surgery in a school.


Dr Mike Holmes of Haxby Group, said the idea behind the scheme was that young people were much more likely to seek medical advice for a range of problems if it was "convenient for them".

The school for 11 to 16-year-olds was in a relatively deprived area with "a high rate of teenage pregnancies and heart disease", problems, which should be tackled as early in life as possible.

"We would offer the same services that they could get by visiting any surgery," the Telegraph quoted him as he spoke about what would be offered by the GPs and nurses.

"We would, for example, offer advice on sexual health and family planning, drugs and obesity, as well as carry out screenings and monitor patients' height, weight and development," he stated.

He admitted that dispensing condoms and pill prescriptions was "controversial".

"We would prescribe contraception, but only after consultation with the school, governors and parents," he added.

Source: ANI

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