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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Under 16's will be automatically reported to police for seeking sex advice

CHILDREN under 16 would be automatically reported to the police if they seek advice on contraception, pregnancy or abortion, under government proposals.

Family planning and health campaigners said yesterday that the plans, which would do away with a child’s right to confidential sexual health advice, would be disastrous because they would deter many from seeking much-needed help.

Jan Barlow, chief executive of Brook, the sexual health charity, said it could lead to “a massive increase” in unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.

“Abusive or coercive relationships would also be more likely to remain hidden if young people felt that there was no one they could trust to listen to them in confidence,” she said."

Dumb idea. Really dumb


Blogger Moni said...

I totally agree. Scare tactics only make things worse. Scared into to abstenance, what a concept.

11:18 PM  
Blogger McFox said...

Like it would ever work. I can't get over how stupid this idea is.

11:55 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I'm sure they're really well meaning and it sounds all fine and dandy but, unfortunately, it's dumb!

Kids need support at that age, even when they're making mistakes or doing stuff that you think is a mistake.

11:05 PM  
Blogger McFox said...

Kids think they know it all but they still need somewhere to run to if they make a mistake. Which is what kids do. The last thing they need is for that confidentiality to be ripped away. Expect the sudden rush of unwanted pregnancies and rise in std's.

7:59 PM  

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