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Boston school officials consider offering condoms at city high schools

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The Boston School Committee is reportedly weighing a measure that would give high school students across the city access to condoms.

Under the policy change, students at any of the city's high schools would be able to get condoms from either a heath service partner, the city's health commission, or a designated school staff member, reports the Boston Globe.

The change was presented as part of a larger health and wellness policy put before the committee Wednesday. The policy further discusses sexual education, as well as other topics such as nutrition and bullying prevention.

Current policy only allows some high schools with health centers to make condoms available for students.

The School Committee is expected to bring the policy change to a vote later this month. No committee member has voiced their disapproval for the policy at this point, reports the Globe.

This is not the first time there has been discussion of making condoms available to Boston students. In 2011, a student group known as the Hyde Square Task Force made a push for the contraceptives to be available in schools, citing a steep rise in STDs and unplanned teen pregnancies.

To read more: bostonglobe.com

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