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Maine School Board to Offer Contraceptives, Utah District Disagrees

Maine School Board to Offer Contraceptives, Utah District Disagrees



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Randall Jeppesen, KSL Newsradio The decision of a Maine school board to offer contraceptives to students as young as 11 has some parents outraged here in Utah. But, what do Utah school districts do when students want more information about birth control?

As a parent, Greg Hudnall says he would never want his kids to be offered birth control devices at school. "I think that's inappropriate, and as a parent I'd be very concerned about that," he said.

And as Provo School District's spokesperson, Hudnall says if a student comes forward asking for contraceptive or information about birth control, they're immediately referred back to their parents. "We do not want to be in as a provider, you know, for birth control," he said.

Hudnall says state guidelines outline what Utah schools can say about sexual activity and at what age they can be taught about sexual activity.

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