Contraceptive distribution at several New York City high schools encounters little resistance

Sept. 24, 2012
City-run program seeks to reach students in areas where health services are lacking

From The New York Times: 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 say. The program is an expansion of a similar program run by privately operated school-based health centers. About a quarter of high school students have access to privately operated health centers. The city-run program extends contraceptive services to schools with a dearth of health services nearby and that serve a student population known to have a higher risk of pregnancy. Only 1 percent to 2 percent of parents returned a form to opt out of the program.

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