Birth Control

NYC Schools Expanding Access to Contraception

Girls as young as 14 will be able to request birth control


NEW YORK — More than 7,000 girls in New York City become pregnant by the age of 17 each year.  Nearly two-thirds have abortions. Now, some New York public high schools are expanding a program to provide birth control to students as young as 14 who request it. That expansion has become controversial with some parents.