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NYC schools giving out tens of thousands of doses of the morning-after abortion pill

Posted in Abortion pill, Morning After Pill, Plan B, Schools and abortion, Sex Ed with tags , , , , , , on February 4, 2013 by saynsumthn

By SUSAN EDELMAN
Last Updated: 9:32 AM, February 3, 2013
Posted: 11:15 PM, February 2, 2013
EXCLUSIVE
Plan B has become Plan A in the Bloomberg administration’s stealth war on teen pregnancy.

Handouts of the “morning-after pill” to sexually active students have skyrocketed under an unpublicized project in which health centers in public schools offer girls a full menu of free birth-control drugs and devices, records obtained by The Post show.

Last September, the city revealed it had started giving out Plan B and other birth control in the nurses’ offices of 13 high schools. At the time, officials said 567 girls had gotten Plan B.

But the birth-control blitz was much bigger than the city had acknowledged. About 40 separate “school-based health centers” doled out 12,721 doses of Plan B in 2011-12, up from 10,720 in 2010-11 and 5,039 in 2009-10, according to the newly released data.

About 22,400 students sought reproductive care from January 2009 through last school year, records show. Under state law, minors don’t need parental OKs to get contraceptives.

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