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Girls as young as 13 have been fitted with contraceptive implants at school without their parents knowing. The procedure was carried out in Southampton, Hants, as part of a government initiative to drive down teenage pregnancies.
Originally posted by UFO1414
OK, this is wrong on all sorts of levels. I would think that this would be illegal without getting parental authorization. Hell, when I was in high school, administration wouldn't give me an aspirin if I asked for it.
"This is over and above national guidance and meeting all legal requirements."
"The last thing they should be doing is fuelling the flames of promiscuity and the sexual health crisis with schemes that treat parents, the law and basic moral principles with contempt."
One mother, whose 13-year-old daughter was given the implant, has called the scheme "morally wrong".
Originally posted by WhoKnows100
I agree with the Family Education Trust quote that "the implant fuels the flames of promiscuity by giving girls licence to have underage sex. "Norman Wells, director of the trust, has urged health chiefs to look at ways of discouraging sexual activity amongst children in the first place. " - You'd think that would be the priority, but how can it be effective when every form of media (books, films, tv, music) promotes the opposite?
Originally posted by isyeye
I have a big problem with this. It's one thing to give some condoms out at a school to promote safe sex, but an implant is a MEDICAL PROCEDURE and should only be done with the permission of the parents. There are risk such as infection involved, and I know if my daughter had this done, and something happened, the school wouldn't be left standing when I was finished.
Originally posted by mainidh
reply to post by boncho
I'm having a ahrd time following you Boncho.
Are you saying you agree with this?
Originally posted by ladyteeny
this absolutely disgusts me beyond belief.
i'd be sueing the living cr&p out of a school that did that to a child of mine! quite apart from which i had the contraceptive implant once upon a time and i was practically suicidal because of it, never never again.