The de Blasio Administration, along with NYC Health + Hospitals and Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC), announced today a new partnership to increase access to contraception services to nearly 3,000 adolescents in the City. Through this partnership, NYC Health + Hospitals and PPNYC will train clinicians to provide family planning services, contraception counseling and same day access to Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) to students at six school-based health centers run by the public health care system.

This new partnership builds on the City’s commitment to increase access to access to birth control at all 11 of the city’s hospitals and six ambulatory care centers, making LARCs and other contraceptive methods available to those who request them during their primary care visit.