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Britain tries to curb teen pregnancy with contraceptives, but without parental consent

Britain tries to curb teen pregnancy with contraceptives, but without parental consent
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Britain has one of the highest rates of teenage pregnancy in Europe, and a government initiative to lower the rates in Southampton has parents up in arms.

Girls as young as 13 have been receiving contraceptive implants in school, regardless of parental consent. Nine schools are reportedly involved in the program.One angry mother says it is “morally wrong” to implant the device, and the procedure has led to serious mood swings and weight gain in her 13-year old daughter.

The mother added, according to the Southern Daily Echo, “If she has a headache at school, the school calls to ask if they can give her a paracetamol or if she needs a tooth out, before surgery the dentist asks me to sign a consent form.” She said her daughter merely had to fill out a questionnaire and have a consultation before undergoing the procedure, and there were no follow-up appointments scheduled.

According to Mail Online, the contraceptive implant Nexplanon is a 4cm thin flexible tube that is fitted under the skin of the upper arm. The implant releases a hormone progestogen, which prevents an egg from leaving the ovary, and has been 99 % effective in stopping pregnancies.

 

'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling moves to Little, Brown for first adult novel release

'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling moves to Little, Brown for first adult novel release
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The last Harry Potter book written by J.K. Rowling was released in 2007. The Potter series broke sales records all over the world, and were published by Bloomsbury in B...

Mitt Romney calls out Obama's Russian nuclear talks: Medvedev fires back

Mitt Romney calls out Obama's Russian nuclear talks: Medvedev fires back
BY YURI RESETOVS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

At the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea, President Obama was overheard saying to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, “This is my last election. And aft...

Paddy Power surprised by Newt Gingrich, regrets Mitt Romney payout

Paddy Power surprised by Newt Gingrich, regrets Mitt Romney payout

Following Newt Gingrich’s win in South Carolina, Europe’s largest betting company Paddy Power is sweating today over its decision on Friday to pay out early on Mitt Romney winning the Republican nomin...

Gov. Christie meets with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, hopes to strengthen economic relations

Gov. Christie meets with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, hopes to strengthen economic relations
BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

On the first day of his week-long “Jersey to Jerusalem” visit to Israel and Jordan, Gov. Chris Christie Monday met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

N.J. passengers aboard 'Italian Titanic' cruise ship say captain abandoned them

N.J. passengers aboard 'Italian Titanic' cruise ship say captain abandoned them
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A New Jersey couple who survived the overturned Costa Concordia confirmed that there had been no safety drill demonstrated while they were on board the cruise ship.

Bri...

Mother Teresa Not Charitable? Investigators Challenge her Saintly Reputation

Mother Teresa Not Charitable? Investigators Challenge her Saintly Reputation
BY CINDY FERRAINO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Say it Ain't so.

Disparaging remarks aimed at Mother Teresa?

The Catholic Church has a lot on its plate and now, a recent study has surfaced which says the humanita...

Guinness Book's 'World's Smallest Dog' awarded to rescued Jersey pooch

Guinness Book's 'World's Smallest Dog' awarded to rescued Jersey pooch

A tiny New Jersey canine is standing tall today, having been named the “world’s smallest working dog” by the Guinness Book of World Records.

3-year-old mini Yorkshire terrier Lucy, owned by Sally Leone...

My Impressions of Cuba ... Up Close and Personal

My Impressions of Cuba ... Up Close and Personal
BY MURRAY SABRIN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY
My wife and I traveled to Cuba with 22 other Americans (January 9-16) on a tour organized by Road Scholar; a Boston based nonprofit travel age...
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