More than 10,500 underage girls – some as young as 12 – have been given contraceptive implants on the NHS (and medics are BANNED from telling parents)

Figures from NHS Digital show that 10,593 girls aged 15 or under were fitted with the devices in 2015/16 and 2016/17. This included at least 78 girls aged 12 or under, although this is likely to be an underestimate.