Disturbing statistics released as part of a Freedom of Information request reveal that dozens of children under the age of 16 have been prescribed the emergency pill over the past five years.

According to the NHS, emergency contraception: “can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed.”

According to the figures provided, emergency pills have been prescribed to at least one Tayside child each year between 2012 and 2017.

Reported by The Courrier. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.