This thread may be mainly for those in the UK as i don't know how the laws and rules
of other countries relate to the following
Today in a news item the discussion was children's car seats and safety belts relating
to the Law. A CHILDS car seat was shown, that it was said was a legal requirement for
CHILDREN up to the age of 12 yrs.
Now all you parents out there will know how 'impossible' it is to get a child over the age
of 5 yrs [when they start school] into a 'special child car seat.'
Then it struck me!
...the whole incongruity of the situation of the laws of our country
Up to the age of 12 yrs old a 'CHILD' must sit in a CHILD car seat...12 months later that
same child [who cannot sanction the removal of their own tonsils or appendix] can walk
into a Chemist [not Doctors] and get the contraceptive pill, or go to the school nurse and
get the 'morning after' pill...I have a health issue on a newly pubescent girl not yet physically
or emotionally mature, hormones and emotions 'all over the place' being able to obtain that
type of medication, interferring with her hormonal balance before its even 'settled' naturally
within herself! and the long term effects of this, and becoming sexually active at such an
early age. I have read that girls who become sexually active at an early age are more
likely to develop cervical cancer. They are told every thing else but that in their sex
education lessons! So not exactly allowing them the chance of making an 'informed
In an interview i saw the other day it was stated that although the 'age of consent' in law
is 16 yrs it was better to give a 13 yr old the pill than prosecute the 'offender' that had sex
with someone under 16 yrs!
Now i know that girls can, and do look older than they are, but 13 yrs for 16+yrs? ...
...very few.....Anyway they have to produce identity [proof of age] for buying alchol and
cigarettes so why not sex??
I know in my youth girls were protected by this law. Young men were more CAREFUL
because of the possibility of prosecution, and girls trying and succeeding to look older
and provocative were referred to as 'jail bait'