NYC Schools to Offer Morning After Pill to Students
St. Louis, MO (KPLR) The morning after pill will soon be available in 23 NYC public high schools. The Department of Education says girls as young as 14 will be able to get the emergency contraception. They don’t even need their parent’s approval. However, parents have been notified about the CATCH pilot program and how their daughters can opt out of the plan. School nurses can dispense the contraception. About 7,000 girls in NYC get pregnany by age 17. More than half choose to get an abortion, while pregnant students tend to drop out of school. NYC schools already hand out free condoms to students. In Illinois, an appellate court has ruled the state cannot force pharmacists to sell the morning after pill.