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British schoolgirls given contraceptive implants without parents' knowledge

Catholic World News - October 30, 2012

British schools have given contraceptive injections and implants to more than 900 girls under the legal age of consent, the London Daily Mail reports.

Confidentiality rules prohibit school nurses from informing parents when girls ask for contraceptives. A nationwide study found that 8,300 girls have been given injections or implants, but the actual figures may be considerably higher because some nurses resisted disclosure.

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