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Parents furious as 13-year-old girls given contraceptive implants at school without their knowledge

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posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 06:30 PM
Back in the '90's, my husband's 2 girls, 12 & 14 came to live with us. The 14 year old got pregnant and had an abortion, all through the school nurse. We weren't informed or asked for consent at any time. We wouldn't have known at all hadn't the girl told her father some months later.

I would rather the school nurse give my child birth control than an abortion.
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posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 11:07 PM
I wouldn't have a problem so much if the nurses/school gave out conventional contraceptives, at the appropriate time of course. Fact: that age range has sex. So not educating them properly; or teaching about preventing pregnancy & the spread of STDs, is foolish.

Implants though....not so much. I find something eerie & just wrong about giving a child an implant, without even informing/asking for consent from the parents first.
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posted on Feb, 8 2012 @ 11:31 PM
I am pretty sure there are PLENTY of 12-14 year olds who are sexually active.

If you deny this you are in total DENIAL!

Maybe this is the reason those kids actually rather trusted their teachers to give them birth-control because they were afraid talking to their parents about it - because their parents still believe their 13 year olds are babies and would get a SHOCK if the kids would ask them in regards to birth control!

Read some of the comments here in the thread...and you will realize WHY those teenagers would not want to talk with the parents about it...

Just a guess...

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 01:13 AM
Well since the world won't stop it....might as well make money...

Create a company creating small balls to be inserted under the skin of penus' increase womens pleasure. Get Government to approve of you getting PAID to insert these little balls into little school boys penus's.

You make lots of money. Little boys compete to who can get the most foreign objects inserted into the skin under their penus's.......

If 13 year old girls are getting FREE abortions in school, free implants, and free contraceptives........god dang little boys ain't gettin' squat.

So lets help liberate some money from Government coffers into your pocket and mutilate other peoples little boys.

Little girls are already being destroyed by Government without parental permission.

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 02:04 AM
Maybe,just maybe, all of society would be better of if EVERYONE had these sorts of implants from puberty til marriage.

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 02:25 AM

Originally posted by kn0wh0w

Parents furious as 13-year-old girls given contraceptive implants at school without their knowledge Read more:

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Girls as young as 13 are being given contraceptive implants at school without their parents’ knowledge.
Nurses insert devices into their arms which temporarily prevent pregnancy by releasing hormones into the blood.
Last year 1,700 girls aged 13 and 14 were fitted with implants, while 800 had injections which have the same effect.
The 2010/11 NHS figures also show that 3,200 15-year-old girls were fitted with implants, and 1,700 had injections.

(visit the link for the full news article)

For U.S. ATS'ers, check your state laws. 26 states allow minors to consent to contraceptive services. 20 states allow for certain contraceptive services by minors and 4 states have no law on the books.

Source link

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 02:42 AM
Mandatory birth control without parental consent ?

Geez, back in my day, I couldn't even go on a school field trip without my parent signing a consent form first.

What the hell is going on ?

And why aren't they enforcing mandatory birth control on the boys too ? Or is it sacriligious to pump chemicals into a boys body that might cause potential complications with their bodies ?

Only girls are worthy of risk factor ?


... consists of two small (2.5 mm × 43 mm) silicone rods each containing 75 mg of levonorgestrel in a polymer matrix

Norplant is implanted under the skin in the upper arm of a woman, by creating a small incision and inserting the capsules in a fanlike shape. Insertion of Norplant usually takes 15 minutes and the capsules can sometimes be seen under the skin, although usually they look like small veins. They can also be felt under the skin. Once inserted, the contraceptive works within 24 hours and lasts up to five years.

Side Effects:

Common side effects include weight gain, nervousness, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, mastalgia, dizziness, dermatitis/rash, hirsutism, scalp-hair loss, headache, depression, and acne. Sometimes, pain, itching or infection at the site of the implant will occur. Ovarian cysts may also occur, but usually do not require treatment, although they can cause pain even if benign.

Norplant - Wiki

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 02:51 AM

Originally posted by kn0wh0w

what's next?

RFID-chips without parental consent??

maybe that's a stretch but seriously.

No, that's not a stretch at all, in fact the first thing that came to mind once I saw the words implant was that. I can already see it now, they'll do it for the safety of the children by giving them an RFID implant to replace school IDs.

They'll praise the ability to accurately track students and personnel, and even roll out portable scanners to catch truants. The public would be all for it because if you were against it, you'd be labeled as conspiracy theorist who hates kids and doesn't care if they cut school.

If it proves successful at catching truants, they'll find more uses for it and probably start implanting criminals so when they're released from custody, their movements can be tracked.

Then when a good portion of society already has the implant, they'll claim that the rest of us have to get one to protect us from the 'terrorists' and anyone without it would be labeled an 'enemy of the state'.

Who knew it would've all started with birth control implants which looks like it will have mainstream acceptance in no time....

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 04:09 AM
I don't see how anyone can be okay with this. It would be one thing if they handed out condoms to them. That would at least prevent diseases as well as pregnancy. But no, injecting peoples kids with anything without parental knowledge or consent is wrong on so many levels. Who authorized this? Why is this even available in schools? If anyone ever tries to implant or inject anything into my child heads will roll.
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posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 05:45 AM
reply to post by AnIntellectualRedneck

That is unacceptable. A 13 or 14 year old is not old enough to give consent on their own behalf.

Maybe so. But this is not going to stop them having sex and becoming underage mothers. At the age of 13 -114some children start to experiment with sex with each other. If they want contraception they should have it. Have you got a better idea..?

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 06:13 AM
state sponsored birth control = eugenics with benefits

(try and imagine that cheesy music from a 50s educational film while you read this)
Yes kiddies, you too can enjoy the pleasure of sex because your private parts are now in working order! Still questioning the values and morals your parents have been trying to instill?


Sex feels good. Just do it. It is how we all got here. Everybody who is anybody has sex! There is no more he said/she said. You kids can all jump into the phermone pool. There is plenty of time to figure out what having a meaningful relationship is about when you get older, provided you have not become a total psychological nutcase because animal magnetism has trumped humanity.

One more thing... don't worry about STDs. Not everybody has an STD so the odds are probably in your favor. Although some of these STDs can hang around your neck like a dead albatross, it is usually worth it because you are going to be sexually active anyway so there is no better time than the present to start shaggin!

Seriously, because of the systematic desensitization utilized by the state and entertaiment industry, kids can be as narcissistic and heartless as anyone. So called civilized society has accepted relativism as the norm. There is no real 'right' and 'wrong'. Before you know it, nobody trusts anybody and we have a society of lunatics.

Parents need to be brutally honest with your kids about sexuality and intimacy. One should look into his or her own past when doing so. You don't have to go into details but you should reflect on the effect sex has had on your ability to trust or not trust, to love or to hate, to believe or to doubt. If I knew then what I know now about sex, I know for a fact I would have done things differently. When done in a state of emotional maturity, sex is really a special event. When schools acts as enablers for sexual behavior in emotionally immature children then everyone... parents, families, society and humanity... fails tragically.

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 07:04 AM
the girl whos parents proke this story acualy went and got the contaceptive on here own choice its against conficiality to let her parents

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 07:05 AM
reply to post by purplemer

My idea is for proper protocol and common sense to be followed. 13-14 year olds cannot consent on their own behalf, therefore my better idea is for parents to be notified since they are the ones that can give consent.
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posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 07:52 AM
reply to post by AnIntellectualRedneck

If the parents were to be informed a lot less of the teenagers would willing to use this contraceptive and you would not reduce underage pregnancy. Your idea would not work, it is easy to be critical its harder to come up with a better solution though.

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 08:08 AM
reply to post by kn0wh0w

Maybe the 13 year old girl's parent's would be more upset if she came home with a little something in the oven baking????

Not saying it's right.

Hope my grand daughter waits until she's like 30

But with most parents working long hours and most teenagers are not supervised and Hollywood promoting the trashy stuff it promotes, any wonder?

I worked in a office (college educated, upper middle class, suburban) and out of the 12 of us in our department, two had 15 year old daughters pregnant.

A baby unplanned for is a baby unwanted or you have children raising children.

Every baby deserves a daddy and mommy.......................I know, I didn't have a father and was the product of a "love affair".

Most people that scream about birth control my age grew up in a Leave it to Beaver Family.

What I wouldn't have given to have had a big wedding with a father holding my arm, escorting me down the aisle.

As it was, I was a "late in life baby" and orphaned at 9.

I won't go into my life but from what I went through, I turned out very well. I speak from personal experience. I was not planned for, an accident.

What made me turn out well adjusted and "successful" was I had a loving mother that told me I was her everything. But she was 43 when she had me, mature and an exceptionally kind and gentle soul. She gave me such a good, solid base I was able to withstand her death at age 9 and for the next 11 years being physically, mentally and sexually abused and still turned out a decent, loving and loving person.

But again she was 43 not 13, not 15.

Telling a young person that has raging hormones (some do, some don't) is like trying to hold back a tsunami.

Again, every single baby born deserves to be wanted, cherished and taken care of physically and emotionally.

Many people in prison (not all) but many began life, unwanted, unloved and unplanned for.

Telling your kids, "Just say no" doesn't always work. I wish it did but it doesn't, not with all the garbage our kids are exposed to now days.

purplemer is right, if the parents were informed, you would have a lot of young adults not using birth control for fear of their parent's wrath.

Again, I don't condone sex at a young age but reality is reality.

Look at the role models our your girls and guys have now days.

Heck even the Disney kids dress sexual.

Like putting cheese cake in front of a starving woman or a steak in front of a starving man and telling them, "you can't eat it, only look at it."

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posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 08:27 AM
reply to post by AnIntellectualRedneck

Than most will not use birth control and we will end up with more unwanted babies that have parents ill equip to take care of them.

Why do you think we have so many loonies out there now?

Could it be 50% of children live in one parent households?

So many young people having children before they are fully mature and ready to raise a child properly.

from The Prophet. The complete quote by Kahlil Gibran reads:

"Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life's longing for itself. They come through you, but not from you.
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may house their bodies, but not souls.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The Archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness; for even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable."

Again, I wish this world was different, but it is the way it is and while you may try with all your might to instill within your children common sense and "morality".............they will do what they will do.

Once they hit puberty, they call the shots to their own body, not you.
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posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 08:35 AM
Give them an inch they will take a mile, take a look at the hoopla with the Catholic church, think it doesn't affect you?

It will eventually, one way or another.

They came for me, yada, yada.
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posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 08:39 AM
And another thing,

Why is it always the women that has to be implanted with something?

posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 08:51 AM
reply to post by abe froman

Good idea but than what about AIDS or other STDs?

Also, we were married and already had our first child.

I could no longer take birth control because of the risk of blood clots so I had a IUD CU-7 implanted.

Long story short, my second son was not planned, he got past the CU-7.

We were married and wanted to wait another year, spacing the 1st and 2nd, 2 years apart - they are 1 year apart.

Implants don't always work. Also need back up.

Condoms and spermicide or condoms and either the pill, shot or IUD need to be used as a back up - but both sexes need to take precautions.

I told my three sons, "You play and you pay, I won't have a grandchild that doesn't have a father - I know the heartache of never having a father putting me on his lap, eyes twinkling saying, "my little pumpkin".

As it is my oldest son, the one that was the most difficult and would not listen, is now the best father.

He said that my talking to him about birth control and parental responsibility and my own experience and heart ache made him realize how serious having a baby is.

My grand daughter knows she is loved, cherished and wanted by all of us.

And, I am the paternal grandmother.
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posted on Feb, 9 2012 @ 09:06 AM
reply to post by Stormdancer777

A star for you.

I told my three sons, "You play, you pay" is up to BOTH sexes to ensure they don't get pregnant until they are emotionally mature enough, financially stable enough and sure they are going to have a long lasting union not subjecting yet another child to a one parent household with little or no supervision, alienation (usually from the father and his family) and nasty "fights".

I'm 59 and have watched two kinds of couples.

Couples that are careful, plan ahead, get a good education, job, make sure their marriage is stable and than bring children into the world. For the most part, these folks usually (not always) but more so, end up with happy well adjusted, productive adult children.

Than you have the young people who waste their life away, don't plan, do whatever they want when the urge strikes them, not thinking of consequences and end up having a miserable, struggling existence and their children often repeat the same pattern.

Not in all case, sometimes life throws the brown stuff your way and no matter what you do, one seems to get the rotten end of the stick.

But like a scout, being prepared is always advisable vs not being prepared.

Parenthood is serious business and affects all of us.

The USA currently has a higher prisoner population than any other "civilized" country.

Many thanks go to Hollywood, the junk on TV now I see (and I'm not a prude) is beyond what any young adult should be exposed to, both sexually and violence.

But, that is the world we live in.

Again, most kids from the age of 9-10 to adulthood are left on their own.

Only the rich can afford nannies, governesses and boarding schools.

The common man's child comes home to a empty house with no supervision.

And I've watched, kids up until around 18 all need supervision.

When they hit puberty, that is when they really need supervision, someone who cares.
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