British girl has contraceptive implant at school

February 9th, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Feb 9 (IANS) A 13-year-old girl in Britain had a contraceptive implant fitted at her school since she felt “like having sex” with her boyfriend.

The girl’s mother said she was “proud” of her young daughter. She, however, accused the school authorities of being “morally wrong” in carrying out the procedure without parental consent, the Daily Express reported.

Reacting to the incident, parliamentarian Nadine Dorries said: “It’s a sad indictment of our society today that a mother is more concerned about a school not informing her that a ‘minor surgical procedure’ had been carried out on her daughter without her knowledge, than the fact that her daughter is having under-age illegal sex at the age of 13.”

“Sex under the age of sixteen is illegal and it is time the police begin to put in place a law which was made in order to protect children, because that’s what 13-year-olds are, children.”

The teenager is one of 33 schoolgirls who have been fitted with the device in Southampton city, as part of a controversial government initiative to drive down teenage pregnancies.

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