Holy Hormones Journal: This is a story that can not be told too many times. Matt Argoist wrote a excellent expose on what is happening in Seattle. I personally think that inserting an IUD into any adolescent is a form of rape. Especially when it is without their or their parent’s informed consent. Can you imagine your little girl coming home from school in pain and traumatized telling you that someone pushing something up in between their legs.? I am horrified that the state – any state would objectify our daughter’s into sexual chattel.
We need to be vigilant that this movement does not expand to other states.
11-yo Girls Can Now Get Birth Control Devices Implanted in them at School, Without Parents Knowing
The Free Thought Project
July 3, 2015
Seattle, WA — Between 1991 and 2013, the teen birth rate declined by 57% nationwide. Over this period, teen pregnancy has declined in all 50 states and among all racial/ethnic groups.
Washington State is ranked 13 in the country for teen pregnancies with 20.5 births per 1,000 girls ages 15-19. That is a much better rate than Arkansas, which is more than double at 43.5 births per 1,000 girls.
Even with this nationwide decline, public schools in Washington are going the extra mile. School-based health clinics in at least 13 Seattle-area public high schools and middle schools now offer long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), including IUDs and hormonal implants.
These services are available to students in sixth-grade and above at no cost (to the student), according to Washington State officials. The costs are covered by the taxpayers.
Young and sexually active women using birth control is undoubtedly a wise decision as having a baby at a young age in this country can tend to disrupt a teenager’s life.
That being said, the average age of a 6th-grade student is 11. The average age of menarche (when a female begins to menstruate) is around 13.75-years-old.
The idea of the state taking on the role of gynecological advisor for girls as young as 11-years-old, without their parents’ knowledge, has a slew of ominous implications associated with it.
The irony here is that soda pop is banned in Seattle schools, yet an 11-year-old girl can have a procedure to implant a birth control device inside her, without her parents consent!
LARCs are associated with multiple side effects as well, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.