The Sunday Times – Happy 16th, girls – here’s your state gift to avoid pregnancy, by Daisy Goodwin

[T]eenage births, which are classified as high risk by most hospitals, are costing the taxpayer £10,000 a pop (more than a stay at the Portland private hospital in central London) and another £55,000 in care until the child reaches five.

ninme whistles

I don’t know why nobody suggests tying all boys off (till they’ve done right by a girl and are married, preferably). Why are girls always the ones getting pumped full of gadgets and chemicals when it’s the boys who can be …tampered with, safely, temporarily and with no weird foreign objects shoved into them.