"Mandatory birth control for abusers"

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25 April 2007, HILVERSUM – Society must not shy away from the debate on possibly making birth control mandatory for parents who have already abused several children.

25 April 2007

HILVERSUM – Society must not shy away from the debate on possibly making birth control mandatory for parents who have already abused several children.

Jacco Groeneveld, director of the Salvation Army's Youth Assistance, made this suggestion on the television programme Netwerk on Tuesday.

Hans Lomans, chairman of the Juvenile Care bureaus, said it was a "matter for politicians" to discuss, but didn't immediately dismiss the idea.

Lomans also urged for a campaign to raise awareness about the Child Abuse reporting centre (AMK). The centre receives far fewer complaints than it should, in light of the recent study that shows that more than 100,000 children suffer abuse or neglect each year.

The official figures will be presented today as well as a reaction from Youth and Family Affairs Minister André Rouvoet.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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