Yvonne Hamby responds to the American Academy of Pediatrics' new recommendation on emergency contraception

December 7, 2012

JSI's Yvonne Hamby, director of two research projects on unintended teen pregnancy, has lent her expert opinion to the national conversation on emergency contraception.

A recent article in the New York Times reported on the rising contention over the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation that pediatricians speak privately (without parents present) to their young female patients about the use and availability of the 'morning-after pill'. In response to the article, Hamby explains why she thinks the AAP's decision is the right one, and encourages, above all, open dialogue between teens, parents, and health care providers about sex, its many health implications, and how to stay healthy and prevent pregnancy.

Check out the article and Hamby's response.