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March 24, 2006
Every school in England will have a nurse who can arrange secret
abortions and hand out contraception, it emerged yesterday.
New guidelines will allow them to help pupils get the morning-after pill,
pregnancy tests and terminations without their parents' knowledge.
The new guidance to primary and secondary school heads says that
nurses will be able to "provide contraceptive advice to pupils and
emergency contraception and pregnancy testing to young women".
It claims that nurses are the best people to provide this service because
they are "able to assess need and prescribe appropriate medication/
provide specialist contraception advice for the future".
They can also help pupils who are concerned with "issues of sexual
identity" for example if they are gay or bisexual.