Skip to comments.Schoolgirls can get morning after pill without uttering a word by flashing 'modesty' card
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.
How on earth can it be right to sell contraception to young girls?
Flashing their WHAT?
Never mind. I think I answered my own question.
Pop a pill and pretend "none of this ever happened". Out of sight, out of mind.
LOL, a little bit late for modesty!
“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).
Don’t they have a vaccine? Why isn’t the vaccine mandatory?
Why is the british government so dead set serious about encouraging irresponsible behaviour ?
But, obviously not too ashamed to take their close off for the unprotected sex!!! Unreal!!!!! Modesty? Not even close.
I could have used one of those when I was trying to buy Playboys.
At least when they take the pill , the only thing they destroy is their self respect.
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.
FIRST LOOK: SPY PHOTOS OF THE "MODESTY CARD"
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.
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.
It never ceases to amaze me how the Left will advocate policies that are completely contrary to how they would parent their own children.
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.
Hey! I thought we were in favor of expanding capitalism throughout the world?? : )
Modesty card? Is that anything like her lottery ticket? (old joke)
no.. and not all places are 18+ for “knocking the bottom out of it”...
What Newspeak! “Modesty” for declaring you are an underage sex kitten.
So guys will now carry blank forms instead of condoms in their wallets...
As pointed out in the first chapter of Romans two thousand years ago. Historical revelation continues to confirm doctrine and prophesy.
Do they even have to PAY? or is it FREE? Like the sex? LOL.
Why can’t they flash a “modesty card” to the boys who want to get their rocks off?
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.
Hurriedly slapping on the /sarc
Modesty’s not the right word. Maybe they should have a SLUT card, instead!
I was thinkin’ the same thing.... but I didn’t. Left it to folks’ imagination.
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.
But they'll let girls flash their get out of motherhood free card and get morning after pills.
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.
Go back to showing graphic films of STDs in schools. It was common practice decades ago.
Free love isn’t free.
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?
Can they get a hole punch each time they use it?
What is the incentive “prize”?
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”.
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.
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.
(adopts Homer Simpson voice)
Man that would have been great when I wanted to buy rubbers!