From the MailOnline:
"Girls as young as 10 have been given the contraceptive implant, potentially exposing them to ‘horrendous abuse’. The primary school age children are among thousands of minors given the slow-release contraceptive device since 2010 despite being far under the age of consent."
"The implants, which have never been tested on under-18s, were given to at least three 10-year-olds in the last five years, according to figures obtained by MailOnline. East Lancashire NHS Trust, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, in Liverpool, each gave the implant to a 10-year-old during the last five years."
"Meanwhile South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, based in Torbay, gave the contraceptive device to a 10 or 11-year-old, but would not specify which. During the last five years, at least 53 12-year-olds were given the implant, as well as a minimum of 281 13-year-olds."
"During the last five years, at least 53 12-year-olds were given the implant, as well as a minimum of 281 13-year-olds."
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2860855/Girls-young-TEN-given-contraceptive-implant-sparking-fears-puts-risk-horrendous-abuse.html#ixzz3Pn97xCpw
From the FPA:
"Any competent young person in the United Kingdom can consent to medical, surgical or nursing treatment, including contraception and sexual and reproductive health. They are said to be competent if they are capable of fully understanding the nature and possible consequences of the treatment."
"Consent from parents is not legally necessary, although the involvement of parents is encouraged..."
"Confidentiality may only be broken when the health, safety or welfare of the young person, or others, would otherwise be at grave risk. " [And it will not be responsible parents who make that decision because who would consent to an untested contraceptive for their underage daughter?]
Read more at http://www.fpa.org.uk/factsheets/under-16s-consent-confidentiality#wAexgqcdZyCjkg01.99