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Schoolgirls can get morning after pill without uttering a word by flashing 'modesty' card
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Posted on 12/17/2007 10:05:49 AM PST by UKrepublican

Schoolgirls can get morning after pill wit.hout uttering a word by flashing 'modesty' card

Schoolgirls can now get the morning after pill by handing a request form to a pharmacy to avoid embarrassing conversations.

In a pilot scheme being trialled in pharmacies in Weymouth, Dorset, girls under 18 can get the pill simply by filling in a small card, without speaking to staff or answering any awkward questions.

It means teenagers don't have to undergo the "daunting prospect" of walking into a busy chemists and explain in front of strangers they have had unprotected sex.

The request cards have been printed and are being handed out in schools and youth clubs. Girls are also being advised to keep one in their purses or bags in case they need it in the future.

The initiative is being tested in Weymouth because of its alarmingly high rate of teenage pregnancies compared to the rest of Britain.

Youth workers believe one reason for this statistic is because teenagers are too ashamed to ask for the morning after pill after having unprotected sex.

Keith Williams, health programme adviser at the Dorset Primary Care Trust, said: "At the moment teenagers have to say over the counter that they had unprotected sex and need advice. There is maybe a certain stigma attached to that.

"These cards can be put on the counter rather than having to ask. It is almost adding a degree of confidentiality; people can do it almost without speaking."

He said the scheme is aimed at anyone under 18 who is sexually active.

Pharmacies in Weymouth and Portland have been briefed about the project. As well as the cards, posters and stickers explaining the service have been distributed to schools.

Mr Williams said: "Hopefully this will encourage more young girls to seek advice rather than just hoping that the inevitable doesn't happen.

"We would always advise people to use condoms but obviously mistakes happen and we want to make life as safe as possible for people." He said the scheme would continue indefinitely if it was successful.

Lisa Browne, teenage pregnancy strategy coordinator at Dorset County Council, advised teenagers to have a request card on hand in case they need it in the future.

She said: "It can sometimes be a daunting prospect for young women to walk into a busy pharmacy and ask for emergency contraception so we hope this will make the process easier.

"Whilst we would always advise people not to have unprotected sex, we would encourage women in the area to pick up a card and have it at hand should they need it in future."

Figures show there are 49 pregnancies per 1,000 teenage girls in the Weymouth and Portland area.The national average is 42.

The morning after pill - also known as emergency hormonal contraception - is effective up to 72 hours after having unprotected sex.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: abortion; birthcontrol; moralabsolutes; morningafterpill; promiscuity; sexpositiveagenda; uk
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1 posted on 12/17/2007 10:05:50 AM PST by UKrepublican
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How on earth can it be right to sell contraception to young girls?


2 posted on 12/17/2007 10:07:00 AM PST by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

Flashing their WHAT?


3 posted on 12/17/2007 10:07:10 AM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: UKrepublican
I wonder if flashing a "modesty card" to a horny bloke groping at her panties might have avoided the need for a pharmacy trip?

Never mind. I think I answered my own question.

4 posted on 12/17/2007 10:09:12 AM PST by HardStarboard (Take No Prisoners - We're Out Of Qurans)
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To: UKrepublican
It's a "do over" card, kind of like this:

Pop a pill and pretend "none of this ever happened". Out of sight, out of mind.

5 posted on 12/17/2007 10:09:39 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: UKrepublican

LOL, a little bit late for modesty!


6 posted on 12/17/2007 10:11:25 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: UKrepublican

“At the moment teenagers have to say over the counter that they had unprotected sex and need advice. There is maybe a certain stigma attached to that.”

There is no stigma against doing these things but there are still some fuddy duddy “prudes” who make moral judgements over peoples’ sexual affairs.

When the sex positive agenda has completed its goals, there will be no moral judgements over any pairings regardless of age, sex, relation, marital status, number or species of partner(s).


7 posted on 12/17/2007 10:11:51 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: UKrepublican

Don’t they have a vaccine? Why isn’t the vaccine mandatory?


8 posted on 12/17/2007 10:12:24 AM PST by glide625 (Texas, the Incarceration State.......we've built one for YOU!)
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To: UKrepublican
is a girl under the age of 18 a minor in great britain? is this as illegal there as it is here?
9 posted on 12/17/2007 10:14:04 AM PST by smonk
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To: UKrepublican

Why is the british government so dead set serious about encouraging irresponsible behaviour ?


10 posted on 12/17/2007 10:14:44 AM PST by KTM rider (..dumb or dumber in 08 ....choose one)
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To: UKrepublican
Youth workers believe one reason for this statistic is because teenagers are too ashamed to ask for the morning after pill after having unprotected sex.

But, obviously not too ashamed to take their close off for the unprotected sex!!! Unreal!!!!! Modesty? Not even close.

11 posted on 12/17/2007 10:15:12 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a 2nd BCT 10th Mountain Soldier home after 15 months in the Triagle of death)
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To: UKrepublican

I could have used one of those when I was trying to buy Playboys.


12 posted on 12/17/2007 10:15:22 AM PST by neodad (USS Wabash (AOR 5))
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To: glide625

At least when they take the pill , the only thing they destroy is their self respect.


13 posted on 12/17/2007 10:15:57 AM PST by fantom
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To: smonk

Age of consent ranges from 14 to 18 in the US in addition to “Romeo & Juliet/Romeo” exception in many states’ laws to permit someone within around 3 years older than the other participant to engage in “the act” even if one or both are below age of consent.

In the US, it is illegal to give medical care to a minor without parental consent except with regards to abortion because it is politically correct.


14 posted on 12/17/2007 10:21:13 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: UKrepublican

FIRST LOOK: SPY PHOTOS OF THE "MODESTY CARD"

15 posted on 12/17/2007 10:22:20 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (To Err Is Human. To Arr is Pirate!)
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To: UKrepublican

So what happens when some girls start abusing the anonymity of it and get it without proper consultation? When some girl overdoes it and dies from uterine bleeding? Or damages her reproductive tract? What then. These people are so blinded by their agenda that they disregard basic safety principles behind modern pharmacutical use.


16 posted on 12/17/2007 10:23:59 AM PST by jack_napier (Bob? Gun.)
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To: smonk

You are not an ‘adult’ until you are 18 when you can vote etc.

But you can fight for your country, buy ciggarettes and have sex at the age of 16.


17 posted on 12/17/2007 10:25:43 AM PST by UKrepublican
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To: All

It never ceases to amaze me how the Left will advocate policies that are completely contrary to how they would parent their own children.


18 posted on 12/17/2007 10:32:02 AM PST by jeffj
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To: glide625
Not only do injectable hormonal contraceptives and the morning-after pill not protect against STI's like gonorrhea, HPV, chlamydia, HIV and others, they actually accelerate their spread.

This article doesn't even mention that one factor in the out-of-control disease rates among British children and young adults may be the introduction of the “morning-after” pill. According to testimony offered to the FDA in 2004, sexually-transmitted infections soared in the British Isles when “Plan B” (the morning-after pill) was made available without prescription in 2000.

Ignoring the warning signals from the UK, California subsequently became one of the first states to permit the sale of Plan B over-the-counter without an age limit. (Compiled testimony of Wendy Wright, Carole Denner, and Jill Stanek, "The Morning-After Pill: An Ill Wind This Way Blows.") So now, a study published in September in the Californian Journal of Health Promotion reports that in 2005 there were 1.1 million new cases of sexually-transmitted infections among young people in California. The 1.1 million figure is ten times higher than previously believed, and it means that in the 15-24 age group, diseases such as gonorrhea, HIV, and HPV infect one out of every four young Californians.

Plan B: the solution... to the horny boy's problem.

19 posted on 12/17/2007 10:32:26 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Primum, Non Nocere.)
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To: UKrepublican
How on earth can it be right to sell contraception to young girls?

Hey! I thought we were in favor of expanding capitalism throughout the world?? : )

20 posted on 12/17/2007 10:33:17 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: UKrepublican
by flashing 'modesty' card

Modesty card? Is that anything like her lottery ticket? (old joke)

21 posted on 12/17/2007 10:33:57 AM PST by OB1kNOb (Support Duncan Hunter for the 2008 GOP presidential nominee. He is THE true conservative candidate.)
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22 posted on 12/17/2007 10:35:15 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: UKrepublican
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23 posted on 12/17/2007 10:37:24 AM PST by Sax
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To: smonk

no.. and not all places are 18+ for “knocking the bottom out of it”...


24 posted on 12/17/2007 10:42:16 AM PST by MD_Willington_1976
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To: UKrepublican

What Newspeak! “Modesty” for declaring you are an underage sex kitten.


25 posted on 12/17/2007 10:46:18 AM PST by ikka
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To: UKrepublican

So guys will now carry blank forms instead of condoms in their wallets...


26 posted on 12/17/2007 10:48:49 AM PST by Wil H
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To: weegee
"When the sex positive agenda has completed its goals, there will be no moral judgements over any pairings regardless of age, sex, relation, marital status, number or species of partner(s)."

As pointed out in the first chapter of Romans two thousand years ago. Historical revelation continues to confirm doctrine and prophesy.

27 posted on 12/17/2007 10:58:22 AM PST by joebuck
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To: UKrepublican

Do they even have to PAY? or is it FREE? Like the sex? LOL.


28 posted on 12/17/2007 11:14:41 AM PST by 2harddrive (...House a TOTAL Loss.....)
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To: UKrepublican

Why can’t they flash a “modesty card” to the boys who want to get their rocks off?


29 posted on 12/17/2007 11:16:21 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: KTM rider

Leftists have NO CONCEPT of “incentives”.

They don’t understand that when you take away the consequences for bad behavior and decisions, that you get more of it.

It’s the same blind spot that makes them incapable of understanding capitalism and free markets.


30 posted on 12/17/2007 11:18:59 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Bluegrass Conservative; UKrepublican
Yeah! Capitalism Without Limits! Dollahs Uber Alles! Crack in the Kindergartens!

Hurriedly slapping on the /sarc

31 posted on 12/17/2007 11:30:17 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Primum, Non Nocere.)
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To: Rick.Donaldson

Modesty’s not the right word. Maybe they should have a SLUT card, instead!


32 posted on 12/17/2007 12:02:49 PM PST by catman67
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To: catman67

I was thinkin’ the same thing.... but I didn’t. Left it to folks’ imagination.


33 posted on 12/17/2007 12:05:12 PM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

That’s an interesting take on the problem. It’s a question of “worse” consequences, i.e., unintended teen pregnancies vs. infectious diseases.

So, in the long run, which of two bad consequences costs the taxpayer more money and presents society with greater problems. I don’t know about GB but here in the U.S. the Great Society welfare debacle essentially paid women on welfare to gin out as many babies as possible. It’s been a societal disaster.


34 posted on 12/17/2007 12:34:35 PM PST by glide625
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To: UKrepublican
Wow!They will refuse to do surgery on smokers& still take thier money

But they'll let girls flash their get out of motherhood free card and get morning after pills.

AMAZING

35 posted on 12/17/2007 1:12:59 PM PST by Cheapskate ( Celebrate Sept.8 as Pajamatag , the day the pajamahadeem busted Dan Rather!!)
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To: glide625
"It’s a question of “worse” consequences, i.e., unintended teen pregnancies vs. infectious diseases."

But it's not a question of simply choose your misery: rash pregnancies or diseased sex. Do young people's lives have to be so fraught?

A pediatrician friend once told me that the adolescent years are historically the healthiest years of a person's life: you're past the childhood infections, not yet into the degenerative diseases and geriatric ills --- there should be little for a pediatrician to attend to except sports injuries, complexion bumps and diet.

Instead we have these young girls and young women stumbling through irreparable life-changing crises, chronic and sometimes fatal infections, long-term hormonal sabotage of their sexual physiology, wildly untimely childbearing, the routine blood-sacrifice of the firstborn child, confusion, cynicism, callousness, depression --- and for what?

The Glorious Sexual Revolution! By no means a bloodless revolution, and by no means a victimless crime.

We (the adult generation) have turned adolescence into a non-stop health crisis. And the sex isn't even about love anymore. Remember sweet love? Now it's practically an expectorant function --- with the girls playing the part of the spittoon.

36 posted on 12/17/2007 2:07:28 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Do not accept a "truth" that comes without love, or a "love" that comes without truth. Edith Stein)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Go back to showing graphic films of STDs in schools. It was common practice decades ago.


37 posted on 12/17/2007 2:21:24 PM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Free love isn’t free.


38 posted on 12/17/2007 2:22:05 PM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: Cheapskate

If the problem is because they didn’t use protection from disease and pregnancy, why don’t they let them flash the card to get condoms?


39 posted on 12/17/2007 2:23:16 PM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: catman67

Can they get a hole punch each time they use it?

What is the incentive “prize”?


40 posted on 12/17/2007 2:24:08 PM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: UKrepublican
Of course, the Dorset beaches have absolutely nothing to do with the high rate of preggers among teenaged girls there. Its all in the cards.

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41 posted on 12/17/2007 9:13:44 PM PST by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: UKrepublican

Easy. The alternative is that they get pregnant when they are neither financially, psychologically, or physically prepared to be mothers.

Of course, the proper alternative is not to indulge in rampant unprotected sex with a multiplicity of partners, thus spreading diseases, risking their own health, and burdening already stretched social services, but in the absence of any kind of moral background, training or experience (because that kind of thing is “old-fashioned” and “restrictive” in a “modern” country) that ain’t going to happen. And the churches aren’t going to take a lead.
They are too frightened of accusations of “being out of touch”.


42 posted on 12/18/2007 12:53:41 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: glide625

But these days its no longer uninteded teen pregnancies. A lot of girls in my home town deliberately get pregnant because of all the benefits they receive from the state, including free childcare, free cots, free housing, child allowances etc etc etc ad infinitum.

Free love? Yeah right.


43 posted on 12/18/2007 2:53:35 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: smonk

No.


44 posted on 12/18/2007 2:54:59 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: smonk

The age of consent in Britain is 16.

At 16 you can also join the armed forces(but arent allowed to serve in a conflict), police cadets,go to college (but not university), work of course,and until Oct 31st, you could smoke, but now it is 18, except in NI.Oh, and marry but only with your parents consent. Except in Scotland where consent in not needed.


45 posted on 12/19/2007 12:51:09 PM PST by the scotsman
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To: Candor7

(adopts Homer Simpson voice)

Hmmm, jailbait...


46 posted on 12/19/2007 12:51:58 PM PST by the scotsman
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To: UKrepublican

Man that would have been great when I wanted to buy rubbers!


47 posted on 12/19/2007 12:53:08 PM PST by gracesdad
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