Denver school clinic offers contraception
DENVER (AP) – Bruce Randolph School is the first in Denver to offer condoms, birth-control pills and emergency contraception for students whose parents have signed them up for service at the school clinic.
The Colorado Association for School-Based Health Care says about 14 school-based health centers statewide dispense some form of contraception.
They include Adams City High School in Commerce City and Durango High School in La Plata County.
In 2009, Colorado’s teen birth rate was 19.7 and Denver’s was 30.8. Two years earlier, the statewide rate was 22.1 and Denver’s was 41.5.
Federal health officials say the national birth rate for 15- to 17-year-olds was 22 per 1,000 in 2006, the most recent year tabulated.
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