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  •  Well, of course. But if they do, (1+ / 0-)
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    and they shouldn't, then they should have access to this! I think it mainly applies to the 14-16 yr. old active crowd.

    •  You think an 11 or 12 year old (0+ / 0-)

      should have unlimited access to levonorgestrel and its known side effects?  You think 5th and 6th graders should be making medical decisions like this...on their own, when alot of them aren't even old enough to take pill forms of most medicines routinely.  Most meds won't even give you doseage amounts until they are 12 because even cold medicine should not be given without medical even a parent no less.  

      Could you imagine handing a 5th grader a bottle of Nyquil or Children's Cherry flavored Motrin and telling them to "read the directions, you'll figure it out"?

       I have a 10 year old who is in 4th grade and we still have the meds under lock and key.

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