If You Can’t Get It There, Can You Get It Anywhere?

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The Public Advocate for the City of New York issued a press release assailing the limited availability of emergency contraception in New York:

The New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation (HHC) is failing to provide New York City women with easy access to emergency contraception (EC), according to new figures released today by Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum. Gotbaum’s office found that only 15 of 38 HHC teen health clinics had EC ready for same-day pickup. Furthermore, only one site provided an advance prescription of EC, despite an announcement made by the City in 2005 that all HHC facilities would provide these prescriptions.

The full press release is here.   The Public Advocate’s report, “Unintended Consequences: Problems with Contraception Access at City Clinics,” is here.

-Bridget Crawford

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