Contraceptives: Children

Department of Health written question – answered on 13th February 2015.

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Photo of Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on the administering of contraceptive injections or implants to girls under the age of 13.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

It is extremely rare for doctors or other health professionals to supply or administer contraceptives to under 13s and the doctor is likely to be acting on serious concerns about exploitation or abuse.

Guidance from the General Medical Council states that doctors should, as a matter of routine, share information about sexual activity involving children under 13 with police or social services.

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