New York Times - "Ready Access to Plan B Pills in City Schools"
In the 13 New York City schools where the contraceptive Plan B One-Step is handed out by a school nurse after phone consultation with a doctor, parents must be notified of the program and given a chance to opt out. Angela Diaz, MD, Director of the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, which runs clinics in three Manhattan high schools (where opt-out forms are not needed), said some parents tacitly condoned the program because it was so hard to talk to their children about sex. "They wish that their kids would talk to them, but given the reality, they're happy there is a place where they can be helped." Learn more