TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts:
- A Tulsa teen reportedly had a birth control device embedded into her arm during a trip from school.
- The teen's mother says her parental rights were violated.
- Title X federal guidelines allow for children as young as 12 to receive birth control without parental consent.
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A Tulsa parent is speaking out after she says her daughter had a birth control implant embedded into her arm during a trip from school.
Miracle Foster says her parental rights were violated.
It all started when her 16-year-old daughter attended a Youth Services of Tulsa lecture about sex education at Langston Hughes Academy.
After one of the sessions, the teen and other girls reportedly said they wanted to learn more, and the school arranged for Youth Services of Tulsa to pick them up and take them to a clinic.
Rodney L. Clark, the school's principal, says he called Foster to get permission to allow her daughter to go on the trip before they left.
Foster says that her daughter then received a three-year Norplant implant at the clinic without her parental consent.
INTERVIEW: See what else Foster had to say
Representatives from Youth Services of Tulsa say they do not have to tell a parent about any contraceptives given to minors.
Title X federal guidelines allows for teens as young as 12 to receive various forms of contraceptives without a parent's consent.
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They also said they merely inform and transport teens to the clinics of their choice. They are not involved in the conversations between the teens and the physicians at theses clinics.
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Foster told FOX23 that she feels that she and her daughter should have had the opportunity to discuss what's best for her.
Clark released a statement Wednesday:
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