Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Program Providing Access to Contraceptives in NYC Schools Meets Little Resistance From Parents
The New York Times: More Access to Contraceptives in City Schools, by Anemona Hartocollis:
A New York City pilot program to distribute morning-after pills and other contraceptives to high school students has encountered little resistance from parents since it began early last year, health officials said Sunday.
The officials said the program was an expansion of a similar program run by privately operated school-based health centers around the city for several years. The newer program uses doctors from the health department, who prescribe contraceptives, and school nurses. . . .