Underage Girls in Britain Have Easy Access to Morning After Pill

by Medindia Content Team on  December 3, 2007 at 6:28 PM Child Health News
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Underage Girls in Britain Have Easy Access to Morning After Pill
Minor girls as young as 12 are being provided the morning after pill at chemists shop without the knowledge of parents.

A government scheme allowed pharmacists to sell the pills only after a few questions, reports The Sun.
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In almost 84 per cent of NHS trusts, chemists can hand the pill out to underage girls.

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However, in some areas the age of such girls is just 12.

The scheme was designed to reduce the number of teenage girls getting pregnant, but it has fuelled fears that it is stimulating underage sex.

Source: ANI
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