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updated pregnancy leave laws for ny state
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| '''Contraception: Over-the-Counter'''
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| condoms, pills, patch, ring
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| '''Contraception: Prescription/Clinic Required'''
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| IUD, implant, shot
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| '''Emergency Contraception'''
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| no prescription required; widely available in pharmacies
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| '''STIs'''
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| no travel restrictions; HIV-positive foreigners not deported
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| '''Menstrual Products'''
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| pads, tampons, cups
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| '''Abortion Law'''
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| legally available on request
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| '''LGBTQ Laws'''
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| homosexuality legal; gender change legal
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While pregnant adults are typically celebrated in American culture, there is often social stigma against teenage mothers, single mothers and poor mothers (the idea of the "welfare mom"). From a legal perspective, New York state doesn't have great maternity leave policies. For the period before birth, NY law allows women to be covered under temporary disability. Since they are unable to work, they are given partial wage replacement (50% of the employee's wages up to a weekly cap). But, once the child is born, there are no parental leave requirements in New York, exceptive for adoptive parents. Many employers offer some time off, due to the National Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which guarantees 12 weeks maternity leave. But the FLMA has loopholes (for example, it doesn't apply to companies with less than 50 employees). So, now New York is finally poised to change. In March 2016, the NY State Legislature finalized a budget deal that will include 12-week Parental Leave in New York for all full-time and part-time employees. These changes are set to go into effect in the coming years: up to 8 weeks of leave by January 1, 2018, up to 10 weeks of leave by January 1, 2019, and up to 12 weeks of leave by January 1, 2021.
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While pregnant adults are typically celebrated in American culture, there is often social stigma against teenage mothers, single mothers<ref>[https://www.npr.org/2011/02/24/134031175/For-Single-Mothers-Stigma-Difficult-To-Shake For Single Mothers, Stigma Difficult To Shake]</ref> and poor mothers (the idea of the "welfare mom").<ref>[https://www.yahoo.com/news/i-am-a-welfare-mom-1318466351882294.html ‘I Am a Welfare Mom and I Can Tell You: It’s a Nightmare Come True’]</ref> According to New York state law, parents of children may take up to 12 weeks of paid family leave at 67 percent of their payment, with a pay cap. This is also applies to same-sex couples. Paid family leave can only begin after birth and it does not apply to prenatal conditions.<ref>[https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/bonding-leave-birth-child NY State: Bonding with Your New Baby]</ref>
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For the period before birth, NY law allows women to be covered under temporary disability. Since they are unable to work, they are given partial wage replacement (50% of the employee's wages up to a weekly cap).
    
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* Bellevue Hospital Center -- Has "24-hour 7 day a week trained rape crisis counselors/advocates in the Emergency Department for children, adolescents and adults who have been recent victims of rape or sexual abuse" at Rape Crisis & Advocacy Program (212-562-3435,1st Avenue at 27th Street, Manhattan). Has outpatient 18+ Adult Survivors of Rape & Sexual Assault Counseling Program (462 First Avenue (27th Street), Manhattan).
 
* Bellevue Hospital Center -- Has "24-hour 7 day a week trained rape crisis counselors/advocates in the Emergency Department for children, adolescents and adults who have been recent victims of rape or sexual abuse" at Rape Crisis & Advocacy Program (212-562-3435,1st Avenue at 27th Street, Manhattan). Has outpatient 18+ Adult Survivors of Rape & Sexual Assault Counseling Program (462 First Avenue (27th Street), Manhattan).
 
* Harlem Hospital -- "The Center for Victim Support provides services to adult victims of trauma and violence including domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault. Services include crisis counseling, advocacy, therapy, support groups, and information (referrals)." Phone: 212-939-4613 Address: 506 Lenox Ave New York, NY 10037
 
* Harlem Hospital -- "The Center for Victim Support provides services to adult victims of trauma and violence including domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault. Services include crisis counseling, advocacy, therapy, support groups, and information (referrals)." Phone: 212-939-4613 Address: 506 Lenox Ave New York, NY 10037
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* [https://www.cvtcnyc.org/ CVTC]: They provide crisis counseling and support at hospitals, as well as services available by appointment. "CVTC can help in a crisis. Our state-certified volunteer rape crisis and domestic violence advocates are available to help survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence who visit our three emergency departments during overnight hours and on weekends, and our specially trained sexual assault forensic examiners (SAFEs) are available 24 hours a day." For appointments, call (212) 523-4728.
 
* SBH Health System -- For Bronx residents only -- Clinical services, counseling, domestic violence intervention, continuing treatment for substance abuse, Latino immigrant services. Address: 2021 Grand Concourse, 8th Floor; 718-960-0215, or 718-960-0300 (Spanish)  
 
* SBH Health System -- For Bronx residents only -- Clinical services, counseling, domestic violence intervention, continuing treatment for substance abuse, Latino immigrant services. Address: 2021 Grand Concourse, 8th Floor; 718-960-0215, or 718-960-0300 (Spanish)  
 
* The Fifth Avenue Counseling Center -- "Our multidisciplinary team offers individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy to patients with a wide variety of diagnoses." Accepts Medicaid, Medicare, HealthFirst. Address: 5 E 17th St, New York, NY. Phone:+1 212-989-2990
 
* The Fifth Avenue Counseling Center -- "Our multidisciplinary team offers individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy to patients with a wide variety of diagnoses." Accepts Medicaid, Medicare, HealthFirst. Address: 5 E 17th St, New York, NY. Phone:+1 212-989-2990
 
* Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) -- "Provides programs and services designed to meet the needs of individuals, couples, and families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of intimate violence and abuse." Phone: 718-460-3800, Address: P.O. Box 541429 Flushing, NY 11354
 
* Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) -- "Provides programs and services designed to meet the needs of individuals, couples, and families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of intimate violence and abuse." Phone: 718-460-3800, Address: P.O. Box 541429 Flushing, NY 11354
* Maimonides Community & Mental Health Clinic -- Offers services to Orthodox Jewish, immigrant and other populations. Address: 920 48th Street, Brooklyn, 718-283-7978 -
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* Maimonides Community & Mental Health Clinic -- Offers services to Orthodox Jewish, immigrant and other populations. Address: 920 48th Street, Brooklyn, 718-283-7978
 
* National Eating Disorder Association -- Toll-free, confidential Helpline, Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST): Holiday Closures, 1-800-931-2237
 
* National Eating Disorder Association -- Toll-free, confidential Helpline, Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm and Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST): Holiday Closures, 1-800-931-2237
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* [https://avp.org/ New York Anti-Violence Project]: AVP offers a free bilingual (English/Spanish) crisis intervention hotline staffed 24/7. Call 212-714-1141 or report online. They also do advocacy and community work to end violence in the LGBTQ+ community.
    
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