He also admitted that teenagers were often given contraceptives without consent from their parents, but stressed that there are guidelines in place.
Fiona then asked Dr Hilary whether he thought it was a wise move to hand out contraceptives to underage girls.
Fiona Phillips announced on Lorraine this morning that more than half of the show’s viewers were against the idea of underage girl having access to contraception.
Producers conducted an online poll to find out the nation's take on the controversial subject and the results showed that some 55% disagree with promoting safe sex to young teens.
Commenting on the feedback the NHS has received over its approach to underage sex, he sad: "Some critics have said that this is condoning underage sex.
But others strongly believe it's been a hugely successful initiative for young people." Dr Hilary went on to point out that the number of underage girls asking for sexual contraception has risen significantly over the last ten years.
Highlighting the benefits of the NHS’ attitude, he said: "Well, there has been a drop in abortion rates and teenage pregnancies - that is a good thing!
ape is a serious crime: those convicted of it face a lengthy prison sentence.
There is a line to be drawn between sex that is criminal and sex that lacks the criminal culpability to warrant a lengthy prison sentence.In recent years, that line has moved so that those who deserve the shameful tag ‘rapist’ are now joined by some who do not.The point was well made by the journalist Sarah Vine, who wrote of sexual behaviour that should not be criminalised: ‘Let’s face it, we’ve all done it at one time or another.The presenter was joined by Dr Hilary Jones to discuss the findings on the show earlier on today.During their chat, he revealed that some 8,400 girls aged 15 and under have been given contraceptive implants or injections over the last year.
Shared a cab home with someone we shouldn’t have; invited the wrong guy in for coffee.