Report: NYC Schools Give Out Plan B

    BOSTON - FEBRUARY 27:  The Plan B pill, also known as the "morning after" pill, is displayed on a pharmacy shelf February 27, 2006 in Boston, Massachusetts. Many states may have to deal with legislation that would expand or restrict access to the drug since the federal government has not made a decision to make the pill available without a prescription.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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    Thirteen New York City high schools have given birth-control medication to students without first obtaining parental approval under a program called CATCH (Connecting Adolescents to Comprehensive Health), writes the New York Post. While condoms have been available to students in the past, this seems to be the first time Plan B and similar morning-after drugs have been made available to students through their schools, according to the Post. Students younger than 18 can get a prescription for the Plan B medication after a visit with their school nurse, and the prescriptions are written by doctors from the city department of health.

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