Posted By Jennie Chancey on September 14, 2011
From a South African paper:
Pupils as young as 10 years old were given contraceptive injections without parental consent at an Eastern Cape primary school last week.
Girls in Grades 6 and 7 at the Emzoncane Primary School in Zwide, Port Elizabeth, said they were given the injections after a talk by members of the Dora Nginza Hospital’s family planning unit.
They were mostly aged between 10 and 13 and included some girls who had not yet reached puberty….
Angry parents said they had received a letter from the school informing them of the hospital family planning unit’s intention to talk to the pupils about menstruation and contraception. They said the letter made no mention that contraceptive injections would be given to the girls.