Contraceptive pill for 13 year old girls

Giving the pill to girls as young as 13 over the counter without a prescription will help bring down the need for emergancy contraception according to a NHS South East London report

It's after a study in Southwark and Lambeth, areas with some of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in Europe.

The NHS has found the number of women needing emergency contraception falls if they can get the contraceptive pill over the counter.

However a spokesperson for NHS South East London said: "At this stage there are no plans to extend the scheme to under-16 year olds in Southwark or Lambeth.”

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