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OR School District To Start Passing Out Condoms To Middle Schoolers

Updated: Friday, May 30 2014, 04:37 AM CDT

Teachers are handing out condoms to students as young as sixth grade.

An Oregon school district says this is its way of combating teen pregnancy.

According to the district, nine girls got pregnant this year.

About 5-percent of them in grades six through 12.

Parents are split on the idea of handing condoms to kids.

"I'm a parent of four girls. The conversations have started and they will continue - unfortunately not all of our kids have that support at home," said Molly McCargar.

"I just disagree with it. I don't think elementary kids should be around it. I just disagree with it," stated Kim Hults.

A report conducted by Oregon Health and Science University a year ago showed 7-percent of high school girls had gotten pregnant.

District officials say whether parents will be notified when a student gets a condom is under consideration because of students' privacy rights.

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OR School District To Start Passing Out Condoms To Middle Schoolers


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