Morning after pills for 11 year olds…

spl_morning_after_pills…sound like a good idea? These schools in the UK will allow girls of 11 and upwards to request the morning after pill by sending a text to a nurse. Make sense to you? I heard this getting a big reaction on Radio 1 yesterday, and am interested to hear what the kids taking part today make of the idea. If you’re a parent of a teenager, would you support this at their school?

20 Responses to “Morning after pills for 11 year olds…”

  1. 1 sam
    March 26, 2009 at 09:52

    i think this is a very good idea. today’s sex-age isnt stable.. i know that, they know that, we all know that.
    im happy to know that someone is finelly doing something to help the situation, plus making it comfortable to that student.

  2. 2 BT
    March 26, 2009 at 10:33

    Wouldn’t it be better to provide better awareness and focus on prevention? Very sad situation when people actually start thinking this is something good.

  3. 3 Will, British Columbia
    March 26, 2009 at 11:01

    If I recall Sarah Platt was only 13 with her bethany on The Street, this kind of news is rather disturbing to me. I’m not against birth control or a womans choice but at 11, what ever happened to childhood? I do hope this is some isolated case.

  4. 4 VictorK
    March 26, 2009 at 12:12

    Soviet-think. Families are excluded as bureaucrats usurp parental authority. The policy re-inforces the culture of promiscuity and decadence that caused the problem in the first place, and jettisons all notions of responsibility, character, and sexual discipline (mere tokens of oppression in the mind of the left). Meanwhile Britain continues to have one of the highest rates of teen pregnancy in Europe, and the left wring their hands in despair over it while doing everything in their power to facilitate sexual activity amongst children. Papal pronouncements on the subject attract ridicule, contempt and rage, while every Catholic European country does better than the UK in having fewer births and less sexual activity amongst children and teens.

    And yet the British government, presiding over and promoting such social decadence, continues to lecture the Muslim world about how they should order their societies! I don’t blame the Taliban for fighting against the attempt to impose on them the socially corrosive philosophy and practices of Western liberalism.

  5. 5 steve
    March 26, 2009 at 12:19

    way to enable irresponsibility. You don’t have to be a religious nut to realize this shows that society is incredibly messed up. Ever wonder the coincidence of common street violence in societies where 11 year olds are having sex? Not too much of that in Germany, lots of that in the UK and the US. Gee.. could it be related, bad values also leads to violence?

  6. 6 Steve in Boston
    March 26, 2009 at 12:28

    Today’s children are bombarded pornography on the internet, sexually suggestive movies and television shows, and a culture that glorifies casual sex. Probably the majority are engaging in sexual acts in their pre- and early teen years, and we don’t seem to be interested in stopping it.

    Therefore, every girl should be given access to the morning-after pill, but better yet, every girl should be put on the birth control pill as soon as menstruation begins, and be inoculated against cervical cancer in early childhood.

    I don’t care how much control you think you have over your daughter–they’re foolish and they sneak, lie, and get themselves pregnant and infected with STD’s.

    This problem is out of control and started because the baby-boom generation never matured into adults.

    I have to say this is one issue on which I think the Muslims have a better approach.

  7. 7 gary
    March 26, 2009 at 12:44

    Development of reasonably functional adults requires significant education. Accordingly, and when possible, time is set aside for preparatory, non-lethal, non life-altering experiences and tests. These continue up until some arbitrary child / adult time boundary, which is often set near the threshold of self-actualization. Physical development precedes arrival at this threshold (Children always have a functional “one” before having any idea what its function actual entails.). Sorry Oxfordshire folks; but you’ve much larger problems than children having children, and easy distribution of “morning after” pills is merely delaying their necessary solution.

  8. 8 natalie sara
    March 26, 2009 at 13:08

    at 11 years of age i practically didn’t even care about sex. its horrible these kids count it as part of their daily social life.

  9. March 26, 2009 at 13:09

    Why shouldn’t be an inquiry to know who girls as old as 11 have sex with. Encouraging very young girls to have sex by allowing them to have the morning pills is a straight encouragement to paedophilia.

    It can be acceptable for girls as old as 11 to use cosmetics and wear fashionable clothes- although this can be seen by some as preparing them for sex predators- but turning a blind eye to their use of morning pills without bothering to offer them advice about the risks of fully engaging in sex at such an early age shows the irresponsibility of parents and society as a whole.

    It’s funny that girls can’t legally buy cigarettes and alcohol, but they can get hold of morning pills. If this continues, this means one day we may hear of an eleven-year old girl legally married to an adult !

  10. 10 peter
    March 26, 2009 at 13:17

    What comes around will turn around. The liberals will soon turn conservative after they realise they mess up. The problem is they export their half bake ideas

  11. 11 patti in florida
    March 26, 2009 at 13:53

    I risk sounding hypocritical, because I was one of those foolish kids that was sexually active at a young age( I can’t even say I regret it either), but 11 almost sounds obsene to me. Are the parents being informed when their girls request this medication? How can you be sure that a child of that age is actually consenting to sex, and not being coerced, possibly by an older person? Do they get any counseling or information when they request these pills, and is an 11-year-old going to listen and understand? Maybe these are questions that need to be thought about before a decision is made on this.

    I am all for birth control and the morning-after pill, but an 11-year-old needing it is unsettling, to say the least. I was thinking 16, maybe 15 to play it safe, but I guess maybe I’m behind the times…

  12. 12 Rob (UK)
    March 26, 2009 at 14:24

    It’s not as though nurses will be doling out pills like sticking plasters: they’ll also be dispensing advice to the girls who need it most. As long as girls understand that the morning after pill isn’t an alternative to safe sex or abstinence until the age of consent, there shouldn’t be a problem with expanding the opportunities for people to take advantage of this ‘last resort’. The alternative – pre-teen pregnancy – is hardly preferable.

  13. 13 cj yamamoto
    March 26, 2009 at 17:19

    Few girls will be fertile at 11. Any girl having reproductive sex at 11 is most probably being coerced. In the United States researchers were astonished at the decreasing age of first intercourse among young women.. THEN someone (a female researcher) thought to ask if this intercourse was coerced and SHOCK SHOCK YES was the answer given by a large number of these girls. Whoever is having sex with an 11 year old is breaking the law. Dispensing advice? They need to investigate how this happened. It is NOT OK for such a young girl to be having reproductive sex.

  14. 14 Jennifer
    March 26, 2009 at 19:56

    Another great “improvement” that allows parents to be lazy and not teach or take responsibility for their children.

    I can’t believe people really find this acceptable!

    What are the risk factors of these pills?

    What are we telling our young people with things like “morning after pills”? Don’t think out your actions and behavior before doing something? Don’t deal with the consequences of your actions?


  15. 15 Jack Hughes
    March 27, 2009 at 07:54


    I would send my daughters to a different school – and probably my sons as well.

  16. March 27, 2009 at 10:15

    Morning after pills dispensed to 11 year olds! and we wonder why the British colonies in today Africa are the way they are. They goose has come home to roost… However as an adult, the effects of the morning-after pill, I have not clearly understood. The Church has continually called upon pharmaceutical companies to let us all women, 11 year olds included, the long and short term effects of this pill. Have they complied- NO. They way I see it, most of the products we consume are actually rites of evil initiations! All the pharmaceutical companies are looking to get are addicts _ of pills upon pills. It would also be interesting to know how these pills will be financed _ maybe included as part of the school fees. Parents should demand the profit statements by these pharma companies before consenting – maybe that would dissuade them. Finally, my understanding of contra – is preventing – how can a pill taken the morning after be preventive _ a little soul is dying somewhere… someone should tell our 11 year old babies that.

  17. 17 Dennis Junior
    March 27, 2009 at 17:02

    I think it is totally unacceptable…..
    ~Dennis Junior~

  18. March 30, 2009 at 06:56

    This is a symptom of a society in collapse. Even if there were no AIDS, HPV and HepC, etc, it would STILL be a bad sign. The folks commenting on the pornography and commercial sexualization of children are absolutely right. The purveyors of this c _ _ _ are merely predators and should be called and treated as such. Quit accepting predation of your children and stand up!

  19. 19 Joanna
    May 4, 2009 at 11:07

    i think the morning after pill, is a really good thing,
    because the girls will destroy their lifes if they have childreen at age of 11, so it think its a great idea,but i think it could be more easy to get without telling the parents, im talkin by experience,

  20. July 4, 2009 at 07:59

    If an 11 year old had a baby, it would be disasterous to the young girl and her family. While 11 year olds should never be having sex, they shouldn’t have to ruin their lives because they got pregnant. If an 11 year old had unprotected sex and she is ovulating or the guy ejaculated inside of her, the girl should have the choice to take the morning after pill, just as any other teenage or preteen girl should. She shoudn’t be punished because she has the ability to have a baby and engaged in risky sex. As long as she can get pregnant, she will have the choice to do something about it. The same should go for any girl at any age. Age is not affected by the pill. If a 13 year old has sex without a condom, she can stop the pregnancy with the morning after pill the same way a 10 or 9 year old could. This would, of course, only matter if the girl girl could get pregnant. For instance, if the 9 year old can not get pregnant (she hasn’t had her first period yet) then their is no need to give the young girl the morning after pill. This would apply if the male had unprotected sex with her and/ or ejaculated inside of her.

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