Planned Parenthood Opening 50 Clinics at L.A. High Schools
Under an pilot program announced last week, Planned Parenthood will offer STI testing, birth control services, and pregnancy counseling to some 75,000 L.A. teens. The familly planning organization is opening 50 clinics at schools throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District.
“Students will be able to walk into the clinics or make appointments and will be allowed to leave class for them. Information about the appointments will be in protected medical files not accessible to school officials,” according to the Washington Post.
Each school in the program will have two full-time public health officials, trained by Planned Parenthood, on site. A Planned Parenthood nurse practitioner will also come in each week. The clinics will not offer any abortion services.
The pilot program was launched in partnership with LAUSD and the county health department.