NYC Schools To Carry ‘Morning-After Pill’

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The NYC public school system has been under fire recently for their plans to distribute Plan B—often referred to as the “morning-after pill”— to students without the consent of a parent.

UPTOWN reports (via the Associated Press) that the program is being introduced to 13 public schools to curb teenage pregnancies. The city says an estimated 7,000 girls get pregnant by the time they reach the age of 17 and more than half (at 64%) of the expecting mothers choose to get an abortion.

As part of the CATCH—Connecting Adolescents To Comprehensive Health—program, students are instructed to tell a trained school nurse that they have had unprotected sex. If a pregnancy test comes back negative, she is issued the pill that can prevent pregnancy if taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex.

How do you feel about this new development to fight the alarming rate of teen pregnancy? Is it an effective move or does it promote sex among teenagers even further?

Take the poll over at UPTOWN Magazine