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Maryland lawmaker proposes bill after teen given birth control implant at school

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Maryland lawmaker proposes bill after teen given birth control implant at school

Maryland lawmaker proposes bill after teen given birth control implant at school

The legislator proposed the measure after seeing WMAR-2 News Mallory Sofastaii's report on a 16 year old girl who received a birth control implant while at school.

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Maryland lawmaker proposes bill after teen given birth control implant at school

A NEW BILL REQUIRES PARENTALCONSENT FOR CERTAIN KINDS OFBIRTH CONTROL.

THE LEGISLATORPROPOSED THE MEASURE AFTERSEEING WMA━2 NEWS MALLORYSOFASTAII'S REPORT ON A 1━YEA━OLD GIRL WHO RECEIVED ABIRTH CONTROL IMPLANT WHILE ATSCHOOL.

HER MOM SAYS SHE ONLYFOUND OUT AFTER HER DAUGHTERSTARTED EXPERIENCING SIDEEFFECTS.

IN A STORY YOU'LLONLY SEE ON CHANNEL TWO━WMA━2 NEWS' MALLORY SOFASTAIIHAS MORE ON THE LEGISLATIOAND THOSE OPPOSED TO IT.THE BILL WOULDN'T IMPACTMINORS ACCESS TO ORALCONTRACEPTIVES, PLAN B..

EVENBIRTH CONTROL INJECTIONS.

IT'SSPECIFIC TO CONTRACEPTIVESTHAT ARE IMPLANTED ORINSERTED..

PROCEDURES DELEGATENEIL PARROTT CONSIDERSINVASIVE AND BELIEVES PARENTSNEED TO SIGN OFF ON.

THE BILLIS BASED OFF OF A PARENT'SDISTRESSING DISCOVERY.

NICOLELAMBERT LEARNED FROM HERCHILD'S PEDIATRICIAN THAT HER1━YEA━OLD HAD NEXPLANON... AFORM OF LON━ ACTINGREVERSIBLE CONTRACEPTION..IMPLANTED IN HER ARM AND ITWASN'T BY HER DOCTOR.

NicoleLambert, Baltimore: 49:49 as Iasked her she was likeBaltimore City, I was likewhere in Baltimore City didyou go at?

She was like theschool did it.

The nurse atthe school:06 LAMBERT RECEIVECALLS FROM THE SCHOOL FOROTHER MEDICATIONS..

BUT NEVERTHIS.

NL: 56:13 They call mefor tylenol but they don'tcall me about birth control:03AND SHE SAYS SHE ONLY FOUNDOUT AFTER HER DAUGHTER STARTEDCOMPLAINING ABOUT HEADACHESAND A PAIN IN HER ARM.

NL:47:08 as far as where they putit at, it was incorrectlyinserted and they had to rushto take it out of her:06 TOAVOID COMPLICATIONS SUCH ASBLOOD CLOTS, IT WASRECOMMENDED THE CONTRACEPTIVEBE REMOVED NL: 48:29 Iinstantly started cryingbecause just to hear that yourchild anything could happen toyou child and you didn't evenknow what's going on, it's ascary feeling Delegate NeilParrott: 56:20 I was veryupset.

I mean how could thisbe going on in schools?

LIKELAMBERT... DELEGATE NEILPARROTT WASN'T AWARE OF ANEARLY 5━YEA━ OLD LAW GIVINGMINORS THE RIGHT TO RECEIVECONTRACEPTIVE SERVICES WITHOUTPARENTAL CONSENT..

EVEN INSCHOOL NP: 56:55 it's time toupdate the law that's5━year━old, it just doesn'tmake sense.

I think at thattime they were probably justtalking birth control pills toallow schools to be able to dothat and this bill doesn'taffect that at all that canstill happen HIS BILL━ WHICHIS SPONSORED BY THREE OTHDELEGATES━ WOULD REQUIREPARENTAL CONSENT FOR INSERTEDOR IMPLANTED CONTRACEPTIVEDEVICES SUCH AS NEXPLANON ORI━━ D'S.

NP: 58:45 it jusmakes sense BUT IT DOESN'T TOREBECCA THIMMESCH WITHADVOCATES FOR YOUTH.

TO HERIT'S NOT LOGICAL..

IT'S ANENCROACHMENT ON MINOR'SRIGHTS.

Rebecca Thimmesch,campaign manager, Free thePill campaign: 1:13 We feelit's a slippery slope inchipping away at youngpeople's access to care in thestate of Maryland INSTEAD OFPOINTING THE FINGER AT THE LAWOR A PERSON'S AGE ...THIMMESCH BELIEVES IT FALLS TOPARENTS RT: 4:20 what I say toparents is if you want to beinvolved in your child'shealth care choices and intheir health care then that'son you actually to be creatingthat trust with your child, tobecome an askable parent andto be someone your child feelscomfortable to because that'sthe easiest way to get theinformation, right?

BUTTHERE'S STILL INFORMATILAMBERT AND HER ATTORNEYHAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET FROMTHE SCHOOL SYSTEM━ INCLUDING━ DID THE NURSE REVIEW HERDAUGHTER'S MEDICAL HISTORY..WAS THERE ANY KIND OFFOLLO━UP ..

AND HOW MANYOTHER PARENTS ARE ALSO IN THEDARK.

THE ATTORNREPRESENTING LAMBERT DOESN'TTHINK THE BILL GOES FAR ENOUGHIN PROTECTING STUDENTS BECAUSEIT STILL LEAVES OPEN THEPOSSIBILITY OF A SCHOOLPERFORMING INJECTIONS ONSTUDENTS.

OF THE BILLSPONSORS..

NONE WERE FROMBALTIMORE CITY.

WE'VE REACHEDOUT TO THE 16 DELEGATESREPRESENTING BALTIMORE FORTHEIR TAKE ON THE BILL.THE BILL WAS REFERRED TO THHEALTH AND GOVERNMENTOPERATIONS COMMITTEE.

RIGHTNOW IT'S NOT SCHEDULED FOR AHEARING.

TO SEE LAMBERT'S FULLSTORY AND RESPONSES FROM OTHERSCHOOL SYSTEMS ON THEIR BIRTHCONTROL POLICIES..

CLICK ONTHIS STORY ON OUR WEBSITE..WMAR 2 NEWS DOT




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