Morally wrong: thousands of underage girls given NHS contraceptive implants

More than 33,000 girls under the legal age of consent have been provided with long-acting contraceptive implants or hormonal injections by NHS sexual health clinics over the last four years.

The figures were compiled by the Government’s Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and show 5,400 under 16 years olds were given the contraceptive implant and of those, 1,800 were aged 14 or under.

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