Sunday, August 8, 2010
Shocked is an Understament
Ive read an article from a British News paper online that the number of pre-teenage girls on the Pill has increased fivefold in the past decade.
The article said that 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 ( National health Service)
In The UK the age of consent is 16, but doctors are allowed to prescribe the Pill to children if they believe an underage girl is mature enough to have sex.
Chlamydia is known as a "silent" disease because the majority of infected people have no symptoms. If symptoms do occur, they usually appear within 1 to 3 weeks after exposure.
Then there is HPV ..... Human papillomavirus is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the . At least 50% of sexually active people will have genital HPV at some time in their lives.
*photo imagine Teen Pregnancy Statistics