What they are not telling you is that Depo is also used as a castration drug on sex offenders in prison. First HPV vaccination and now birth control without parental consent?
Girls as young as 13 have been fitted with contraceptive implants at school without their parents knowing.
10:46AM GMT 07 Feb 2012
The procedure was carried out in Southampton, Hants, as part of a government initiative to drive down teenage pregnancies.
As many as nine secondary schools in the city are thought to have been involved.
But it has caused a backlash from parents who weren’t aware that their daughters had been fitted with the 4cm device, which sits under the skin.
It is currently unknown exactly how many youngsters have taken part in the scheme.
Parents say they have been forced to inspect their child’s arm for any sign of the implant.
Health chiefs have defended sexual health services going into schools, saying teenage pregnancies had dropped by 22 per cent as a result.
But campaigners from the Family Education Trust say the implant fuels the flames of promiscuity by giving girls licence to have underage sex.
Norman Wells, director of the trust, has urged health chiefs to look at ways of discouraging sexual activity amongst children in the first place.
He said: “Schemes like these inevitably lead to boys putting pressure on girls to have sex.
“They can now tell their girlfriends: ‘You can get the school clinic to give you an implant, so you don’t have to worry about getting pregnant.’
“They’ll tell them they don’t have to face the embarrassment of going to see their doctor, and it’s all confidential so their mum doesn’t need to know a thing.
“Parents send their children to school to receive a good education, not to be undermined by health workers who give their children contraceptives behind their backs.
“Health authorities should be looking for ways of discouraging young people from engaging in sexual activity in the first place.
“The last thing they should be doing is fuelling the flames of promiscuity and the sexual health crisis with schemes that treat parents, the law and basic moral principles with contempt.”
Initiative was actually proposed in 2008
Ministers tell councils to push contraceptive jabs and implants