Young and sexually active in NY? There’s an app for that

posted at 7:01 pm on March 30, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

Eliana Johnson over at National Review picked up on an item from the home of the Loathsome Nanny State Mayor which didn’t catch much attention in the press. Apparently the young, hip and on the move kids of the Big Apple have access to all sorts of public services, many of them quite useful indeed. The number of school programs in New York alone is staggering and many families avail themselves of them. But what if you’re a younger person with snoopy, intrusive parents who is in need of some quick contraception or testing for sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy without the “rents” finding out? There’s an app for that.

The Bloomberg administration has launched an app intended to reduce teen pregnancy called “Teens in NYC Protection+” that provides a wealth of health data for kids who are — or are thinking about becoming — sexually active, The Post has learned.

Information about everything from free clinics for HIV and STD testing to receiving condoms and emergency contraception is just a touch away on a smartphone.

The Health Department has yet to publicly announce the app. But the information has been available on the nyc.gov Web site, which has a special section dedicated to teens.

Parents who visit the site are in for a surprising lesson about state law.

Surprising indeed. Here’s the helpful advice in question.

“Teens in New York state have a legal right to get sexual-health services without the permission of parents, guardians, boyfriends, girlfriends, relatives or anyone else,” the site advises.

By comparison, a teen is not allowed to go on a school trip without parental consent.

Obviously I’m not one of those “nobody should use contraception” people, and the long term benefits of health education likely outweigh the costs. But when it comes to minors, there’s also something significant to be said for programs which actively promote involving parents in the most basic aspects of their children’s lives. And decisions such as this are probably one of the areas where kids need guidance the most.

If this was taken as an isolated item, it might not raise as many eyebrows, particularly in the Big City. But given Bloomberg’s previous track record, this is going to turn out to be one more item on an already long agenda of progressive social engineering.


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Sex means never having to say you’re sorry.

Paul-Cincy on March 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM

…Bloomie probably wants to personally hand out the condom

KOOLAID2 on March 30, 2013 at 7:08 PM

its like people saw that CDC std number and looked at it like it was a record made to be broken.

Let’s go for 150,000,000!

tom daschle concerned on March 30, 2013 at 7:11 PM

STD Heaven.

FlaMurph on March 30, 2013 at 7:11 PM

It takes a village………..

a capella on March 30, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Now where is that article about the 100 million Americans who had STDs in 2008?

VibrioCocci on March 30, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Bloomberg performed in porn back in the 70s. True story. I heard it from Ron Jeremy.

WhatSlushfund on March 30, 2013 at 7:14 PM

seriously twisted mind to demonize sugared soda but to lionize teenage sex.

i know that most lib/left women are fully on board. But it is passing strange that they are giving all the Power to the Young Males

in traditional times a girl would at least have some basis to refuse the advances of a young guy. Now there are none.

come on baby, lets do it.

well, i don’t want to, i could get pregnant

hey girl, no problem, here’s the app…let’s do it…i love you sooooooo much, baby.

Bloomy’s paradise

r keller on March 30, 2013 at 7:22 PM

r keller on March 30, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Having been hanging out in NY a lot these last years, I’m not so sure the pressure isn’t coming more from the other side these days.

Cleombrotus on March 30, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Of course the app must have a ‘Personals’ ad section, where everyone can arrange hookups, flash orgies and the like. Imagine the treasure trove of info available to pervy hackers able to tap into the app’s database of users. Isn’t the information age awesome?

Harbingeing on March 30, 2013 at 7:35 PM

You might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots if

tmitsss on March 30, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Stay out of my bedroom but my kids bedroom have at it.
/

The hypocrisy.

CW on March 30, 2013 at 7:39 PM

iScrew?

MelonCollie on March 30, 2013 at 7:45 PM

And the app for someone hoping to start a family with two committed parents can be called iMscrewed.

MelonCollie on March 30, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Herpies!!

It’s what’s for dinner.

BigWyo on March 30, 2013 at 7:50 PM

Bloomberg performed in porn back in the 70s. True story. I heard it from Ron Jeremy.

WhatSlushfund on March 30, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Did he play one of the munchkins in a version of “The Wiener of Oz”?

Mimzey on March 30, 2013 at 7:50 PM

…Bloomie probably wants to personally hand out the condom

KOOLAID2 on March 30, 2013 at 7:08 PM

.
So did Joycelin Elders.

listens2glenn on March 30, 2013 at 7:57 PM

Apparently the hashtag rashtag is #chappaqua.

viking01 on March 30, 2013 at 8:05 PM

…Bloomie probably wants to personally hand out the condom

KOOLAID2 on March 30, 2013 at 7:08 PM

.
So did Joycelin Elders.

listens2glenn on March 30, 2013 at 7:57 PM

…but Bloomie wants to put them on!…or use them…

KOOLAID2 on March 30, 2013 at 8:06 PM

So did Joycelin Elders.

listens2glenn on March 30, 2013 at 7:57 PM

She also thought it would be a great idea to have schools teach ‘masturbation techniques’ to Kindergarteners.

Liam on March 30, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Jocelyn “Eric Clapner” Elders distributed defective condoms, knowingly.

Heaven only knows how many unplanned pregnancies and STD transmissions resulted by that Affirmative-action quack.

viking01 on March 30, 2013 at 8:13 PM

Gross.

I’m sure NYC will reap some great benefits from that one.
A beacon of sanity they are./ <–sarc

BoxHead1 on March 30, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Study Shows Soaring STD Rates In Many Areas Of New York City

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/12/10/study-shows-soaring-std-rates-in-many-areas-of-new-york-city/

Syphilis most common in certain New York neighborhoods …

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/ny_sex_hex_zones_NvSUenLqLxlbNoiDys9D2I

Pork-Chop on March 30, 2013 at 8:51 PM

The Technological Slut,’ from that best selling author. Download on Kindle, April 1st.

locomotivebreath1901 on March 30, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Bloomberg encourages women to be whores and then denies them the means to protect themselves if the hook up with the wrong person. Condoms Si, guns no!

jerryofva on March 30, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Teenagers now have some “right” to sexual activity? Okay, strike down the silly laws about legal majority regarding sexual activity then.
Real simple – Do teens have sex? Of course they do.
Are there laws against teens having sex? Yes, there are.
Let’s just strike down those old, silly laws. (Coming very soon to a federal court near you)

BOOM, in one stroke the pedophiles have all the rights they want, just like the gays do or will. It will move much faster for the pedophiles than for the gays. America has lost their grip on morality and ethics.

DublOh7 on March 30, 2013 at 9:56 PM

and the long term benefits of health education likely outweigh the costs.

After this many years in practice, is “likely” the best you got?

eat your peas!

WryTrvllr on March 30, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Before Jazz smites you with a drone….

WryTrvllr on March 30, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Talk about twisted. The state has seen fit to usurp the authority of parents when it comes to their children’s sexuality. This is, of course, precisely what the left would love to do when it comes to all matters. The peasants aren’t bright enough to raise their own children after all. The government needs to have the actual authority so that little Johnny and Janie can be raised up as good communists. The last bit may be a bit of hyperbole, but not by much.

Just another reason not to live in New York state, let alone NYC.

leereyno on March 30, 2013 at 11:52 PM

I am so disgusted. So so so disgusted I cannot have a good weekend because of this article.

Next thing you know, they will be dancing!!

antisense on March 31, 2013 at 12:38 AM

The real Big Gulp?

profitsbeard on March 31, 2013 at 1:27 AM

OH.

Now I understand why Anthony Weiner wants to come back.

WryTrvllr on March 31, 2013 at 2:11 AM

The whole idea is to use sex to divide children from their parents. Destruction of the family is the goal. Gay marriage is just one weapon being used to that end.

tommyboy on March 31, 2013 at 6:35 AM

It takes a village………..

a capella on March 30, 2013 at 7:12 PM

to rape a child. :(

S. D. on March 31, 2013 at 7:33 AM

Bumpin’ nasties.

steebo77 on March 31, 2013 at 9:20 AM

its like people saw that CDC std number and looked at it like it was a record made to be broken.

Let’s go for 150,000,000!

tom daschle concerned on March 30, 2013 at 7:11 PM

They’ll soon be holding something similar to one of those Guinness World Record events where 5,000 people get together to make the world’s largest submarine sandwich.

steebo77 on March 31, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Are jumbo-sized condoms banned in NYC?

EddieC on March 31, 2013 at 10:33 AM

She also thought it would be a great idea to have schools teach ‘masturbation techniques’ to Kindergarteners.

Liam on March 30, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Yeesh. Can’t they wait until 8th grade for that?

(Just kidding! True story, though. When I was in 8th grade – 1986 – I took the one-semester course “Decision Making: Human Sexuality & Drug Awareness” and part of the sex book showed illustrations of men & women pleasuring themselves. Seemed a bit awkward to me at the time.)

TMOverbeck on March 31, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Oh yeah, and the school was in Galveston, Texas.

TMOverbeck on March 31, 2013 at 5:43 PM