L.A. School District, Planned Parenthood Partner

A partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District and Planned Parenthood marks the first of its kind involving the oft-targeted women’s health organization. The partnership led to a health clinic at Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights where students can receive confidential counseling, pregnancy tests, and birth control. While California’s teen pregnancy rate has dropped, there are pockets of Los Angeles, including the area around Roosevelt High, with disproportionate numbers of teen mothers. Female students said having the clinic provide free birth control was a “relief” because they feared getting pregnant would sideline their futures.