Meet Bloomberg | Contraceptives

The bad news is there’s still an awful lot of girls who get pregnant at a very early age.

— Michael Bloomberg, defending his plan to give students the “morning after pill,” Sept. 24, 2002

Bloomberg's Stealth War on Teen Pregnancy

It’s called CATCH, Connecting Adolescents To Comprehensive Healthcare. Began in January 2011, New York City’s pregnancy prevention program allowed for the distribution of condoms and birth control pills — including the Plan B “morning-after pill” — at school. Mona Davids, president of the New York City Parents Union blasted Bloomberg for overreach and noted that teens couldn’t get an aspirin in school without informed consent, but could get the morning-after pill. While the program enabled parents to opt out by signing and returning a form to the school, the reality was that very few parents ever saw the letter. The program continued for more than a year before receiving media attention and, when asked about, Bloomberg dismissed the concerned with, "We've been doing this for a long time. There just isn't any big news story."

The Dramatic Rise In Plan B Doses Given For Free To City Schoolkids*

*Source: New York Post, Feb. 3, 2013

5,039 Doses

5,039 Doses

were given to city schoolkids between 2009 and 2010.

10,720 Doses

10,720 Doses

were given to city schoolkids between 2010 and 2011.

12,721 Doses

12,721 Doses

were given to city schoolkids between 2011 and 2012.


Contraceptives News

Staten Island Live  

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Bloomberg's 12 Years Of Public Health, From Cigs To Soda external link

In 2007, Bloomberg's Health Department Packaged "The Nation's First City-Themed Condoms" To Increase Condom Use In The City In this Feb. 14, 2007 file photo, packets of the nation's first city-themed condoms are displayed inside ...

ABC News  

Monday, September 24, 2012

New York City Schools Give Plan B 'Morning After' Pill to Teens external link

"There really isn't enough comprehensive sexual health education provided in the schools in general, so it is alarming that they would offer Plan B in the absence of that," said Wallace.

The New York Times  

Sunday, September 23, 2012

More Access to Contraceptives in City Schools external link

“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 private ...

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