Skip to comments.One thousand girls on Pill at 11: Huge rise in contraceptive prescription for pre-teens (UK)
Posted on 08/02/2010 8:05:58 PM PDT by traumer
The number of pre-teenage girls on the Pill has increased fivefold in the past decade, shocking figures reveal.
Last year doctors prescribed the oral contraceptive to more than 1,000 girls aged 11 and 12, usually without their parents' knowledge.
Another 200 aged between 11 and 13 were given long-term implanted or injectable contraceptive devices on the NHS.
Family campaigners said the figures showed how children were being sexualised at an ever younger age and raised disturbing questions about the prevalence of underage sex.
Although the age of consent in Britain is 16, GPs are allowed to prescribe the Pill to children if they believe an underage girl is mature enough to have sex.
And under the laws of patient confidentiality, parents have no right to be told if their children are being given the Pill.
The figures come from the General Practice Research Database, a Department of Health-funded body which collects information on prescriptions from 500 GP practices covering a representative sample of four million patients.
They show that three in every 10,000 children aged 11 - and three out of every 1,000 12-year-olds - were prescribed the Pill last year. Across the whole of Britain, that works out at more than 1,000 children under the age of 13 and is a fivefold rise on 1999.
The database also reveals that at least 58,000 children aged 15 were on the Pill last year compared with 23,000 in 1999. Hundreds of children under 16 were using other forms of long-term contraception, the figures show.
Dr Trevor Stammers, a GP and chairman of the Christian Medical Fellowship, said Britain was allowing the 'sexualisation of young people at an ever younger age'.
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Another sign of the times.
Oh my goodness - my 11-year-old is still just a kid. Sigh.
They can do this and waste the money on it but they can’t pay for cancer drugs for really sick people.
You mean End Times... :o)
Yes, exactly what I meant.
It’s definitely going to drive these girl’s libido into the ground before they even have chance to get one!
Like I keep telling every one on FR. The UK is leading the West into the abyss of destruction and America is doing an excellent job of following right along. The best that could happen to the UK is for it to get nuked.
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This is truly sad, sad, sad.
This is where our country is going, and not very far in the future.
Go to any mall on a Saturday afternoon, this is where our country is now.
One has to wonder how ‘innocent” the parents are in this ... do they know where these babies are and who they are with? Do they care?
The world is totally out of control.
I think that too many parents have bought into the lie that as long as their daughter doesn’t get pregnant (or if she does that she isn’t “punished” with a baby) and doesn’t contract a disease that they have done a good job raising her.
yes. These girls are being sexually abused/sexually exploited, but it's politically correct.