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    NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    The Department of Education is giving morning-after pills and other birth-control drugs to students at 13 high schools, The Post has learned.

    School nurse offices stocked with the contraceptives can dispense “Plan B” emergency contraception and other oral or injectable birth control to girls without telling their parents — unless parents opt out after getting a school informational letter about the new program.

    While Big Apple high schools have long supplied free condoms to sexually active teens, this is the first time city schools have dispensed hormonal birth control and Plan B, which can prevent pregnancy if taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex.

    It might be a nationwide first as well. The National Association of School Nurses could cite no other school district supplying Plan B.

    So far, during an unpublicized pilot program in five city schools last year, 567 students received Plan B tablets and 580 students received Reclipsen birth-control pills, the city Department of Health told The Post.

    This fall, students can also get Depo-Provera, a birth-control drug injected once every three months, officials said.

    Oral and injectable contraceptives require prescriptions, which, in the CATCH program, are written by Health Department doctors.

    Plan B is typically sold as an over-the-counter medication, but those under age 18 need a prescription. For the CATCH program, students can tell a trained school nurse they had unprotected sex. The student will then get a test to see if she is already pregnant; if not, the prescription is issued and she can walk out with the pill.

    The city expanded CATCH to 14 schools with more than 22,000 students over the past year. Officials dropped one, Seward Park Campus in lower Manhattan, because CATCH was overwhelming the medical office.
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    were the letters sent home with the kids?

    were they mailed?

    what if little latisha gets to the mailbox first?

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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by the prof View Post
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/c...7ke5l2krwg43nh

    were the letters sent home with the kids?

    Were they mailed?

    What if little latisha gets to the mailbox first?
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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/c...7ke5l2KRwg43nH

    were the letters sent home with the kids?

    were they mailed?

    what if little latisha gets to the mailbox first?
    the program has covered its ass either way
    now, less reason for unwanted pregnancies
    would think your side would appreciate this; fewer future democrats to vote against the GOP candidates
    fewer welfare recipients
    what's not to like?

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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    Can't the morning after pill have some serious side affects?
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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by jambalaya View Post
    Can't the morning after pill have some serious side affects?
    Yes - it CAN and DOES. Just like all forms of birth control that are chemical or hormone based.

    I don't believe that it should be even available OTC - if just birth control pills are by prescription only then so should the EC pill - it IS a birth control as far as it's composition goes - it's just in a concentrated form. They wouldn't hand out monthly lots of Yaz

    It's highly dangerous to just assume anyone and everyone can just take it - there were several birth control pills I couldn't take because they would interfere with my other medications for health issues.

    BC isn't always a casual thing. Pretending it is sends the wrong message and can put people at serious risk for a variety of ailments and side effects.
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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    what if little latisha gets to the mailbox first?
    Mhmmmmmmm...it couldn't be little Rebecca...not black enough sounding amirite?
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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Yes - it CAN and DOES. Just like all forms of birth control that are chemical or hormone based.

    I don't believe that it should be even available OTC - if just birth control pills are by prescription only then so should the EC pill - it IS a birth control as far as it's composition goes - it's just in a concentrated form. They wouldn't hand out monthly lots of Yaz

    It's highly dangerous to just assume anyone and everyone can just take it - there were several birth control pills I couldn't take because they would interfere with my other medications for health issues.

    BC isn't always a casual thing. Pretending it is sends the wrong message and can put people at serious risk for a variety of ailments and side effects.
    It has been approved by the FDA for over the counter status. All medications have risk, but it's really not any more dangerous than other OTC meds. Because some people have bleeding conditions, should we pull aspirin from the shelves? It is much more likely to interfere with people's prescription medications than birth control is.

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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    Parents were told about it and can opt out. I have no problem with this. Besides, it's NY ferchrissakes, these kids can walk into any PP clinic and get all that and more without parental consent.
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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    I really don't understand why schools can't just be for learning. Can't all this other stuff be handled by people OUTSIDE of the school?

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    Re: NYC Schools Give Out Morning-After Pills To Students Without Telling Parents

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    the program has covered its ass either way
    now, less reason for unwanted pregnancies
    would think your side would appreciate this; fewer future democrats to vote against the GOP candidates
    fewer welfare recipients
    what's not to like?

    kudos to the catch program
    That schools are for learning and this has nothing at all to do with that?

    And free **** is free **** and government influence is government influence. Why exactly would anyone not on the left like the government doing more to assist people not mess up their lives?
    Last edited by Henrin; 09-24-12 at 11:57 AM.

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