This is part 2 of our first-hand look at reproductive health access for teen girls in our home state of Washington. Chief Sealth International is a Seattle public school in the diverse neighborhood of Delridge, on the southwest end of the city. Unassumingly perched over the atrium is the school-based health center, where the students can get treatment for sore throats both feigned and not , bandages for sprained ankles, and IUDs. These clinics, which have also provided other forms of birth control to students since the mid s, are funded by a city-wide Families and Education Levy, which voters have supported since Katie is so bubbly, enthusiastic, and kind that talking with her made my teenage self a little jealous.
Teen Gets Abortion With Help of Her Seattle High School
A Seattle high school is taking birth control access to the next level | Grist
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A Seattle high school is taking birth control access to the next level
A Seattle mother is irate after she said her year-old daughter's school arranged an abortion for her daughter without her knowledge. The mother, whose name has been withheld at her request to protect her privacy, told ABC News' Seattle affiliate KOMO-TV that the clinic gave her daughter a pass and helped her get a taxi that took her to a facility where she underwent an abortion. The mother did not immediately return messages left by ABCNews. It was not immediately clear how far along in the pregnancy the teen was at the time of the abortion. The mother said that she had signed a consent form that permitted her daughter to go to the teen health center on the campus of Ballard High School for what she believed were ailments like earaches, or for routine physicals, but not for an abortion.
This year, students at 2, schools in the United States have access to a wide range of on-site health services, free of charge. School administrators manage them in conjunction with community medical organizations, hospitals, or government agencies. A number of studies, including a survey of six schools in post-Katrina New Orleans, suggest that students in economically and socially disadvantaged environments can benefit remarkably from school clinics. But the expansion of SBHCs has also stoked pockets of controversy.