School officials in Springfield, Massachusetts, have given initial approval to a policy that will make condoms available for students as young as 12 years old, The New York Daily News reports. The “Comprehensive Reproductive Health Policy” still needs a second vote to make free condoms available from school nurses and through high school–based clinics, but only one committee member on the six-person panel voted against the move. Parents who are uncomfortable with the measure can opt out and deny access to condoms for their children.

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