Transcript for Birth Control Controversy Hits NYC Schools
Plan B. The morning after pill both emergency contraceptives are now available to teenagers in new York city schools. And in most cases the kids who can't get the drugs can keep that information from their parents. Eyewitness News reporter Carolina leaders live in Bedford Stuyvesant to explain this controversial program Carolina. Well Joseph already hundreds of students have gotten the emergency contraception. Through the pilot program last year. In five cities schools a problem over some parents here is that they know anything about it now. The program is expanding. Contraception supplied in New York City public high schools is nothing new. The department is handed out condoms for years but now -- new and broader approach for the first time the morning after pill. Is available to students. It can prevent pregnancy if taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. And those -- spoke -- had one of the schools included in the new program girls and boys high school in bed -- say this encourages. Careless sex tonight. Detergent and wounded shouldn't be doing rhetoric -- has teaspoons. It's not right. Kind of content you -- at the this morning and they -- -- sex and others say it's a necessary to hold that battled the teen pregnancy epidemic. Bailing out -- I think it's a good idea under the connecting adolescents to comprehensive health program or cash girls can. Can get the emergency contraception and other oral or injectable birth control without telling their parents -- parents opt out. The Health Department oversees -- a spokesperson explained in New York City more than 7000. Girls get pregnant but the age of seventeen. 90% -- -- and 64%. Are terminated. Candace Smith says she wasn't pregnant -- she finished high school and a daughter Rihanna is known for you don't. -- can't -- -- living embodiment SS because. He never and they never -- -- kids be out they think may be gone to school -- they might be advised by the -- stating I was mostly an awesome can't really didn't even watch the tape can't. All big game. And here's -- thing parents can sign an opt out statement which was sent home. With students so far the Health Department says that less in 2%. Have done so.
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