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Possible birth control risk in underage girls

  Cymro. 11:16 02 Dec 2019

BBC link

I have no objection to birth control but wonder if this is such a good idea. My worry would be that some underage schoolgirl would be tempted to overdose just to make sure she has the desired effect. I dare say the pharmacist would ask her age but girls can make themselves look older as they all too often do to get served alcohol.

  Aitchbee 19:53 02 Dec 2019

From your link.

A report by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommends the morning-after pill "should be sold straight off the shelf", like condoms.

I wouldn't want to argue with the people 'in the know' ie. those 'working at the coalface'!

Scotland & Wales already give out emergency treatment over-the-counter.

  wee eddie 22:38 02 Dec 2019

For a young girl, who has possibly been forced into sex and is scared to tell anyone, this could be a lifesaver.

  BT 08:49 03 Dec 2019


I'm pretty sure that these pills are available here in England 'over the counter' I'm sure that I saw them in my local Boots Pharmacy on the shelf behind the counter right next to the over the counter Viagra Not exactly available to be picked up but certainly on request so under some control by the shop staff.

  Aitchbee 09:16 03 Dec 2019

I got that bit wrong BT. You are correct on that particular point.I still think easy availability on the shelves like condoms etc, should at least be piloted for a 5 year period or so, to start with.

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