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I was recently interviewed on NY1 about the new decision by NYC schools to offer the morning after pill to teens without parental consent.   You can check out the clip here:

This hot topic has hit airwaves across the country. Politicians, teachers, parents and teens are weighing in.   There is much to be alarmed about.  

According to a 2010 report by the NYC dept of health:

Over half of all 12th graders have had sex

70% of teens who have had sex are currently sexually active

Almost 1 in 10 sexually active NYC teen girls were pregnant in the last year

Among pregnant teens, almost 40% had been pregnant before

So clearly something needs to be done…

But is this the answer?  Let us know your thoughts.

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