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."
*Source: New York Post, Feb. 3, 2013
were given to city schoolkids between 2009 and 2010.
were given to city schoolkids between 2010 and 2011.
were given to city schoolkids between 2011 and 2012.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
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 ...
Monday, September 24, 2012
"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.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
“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 ...