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Wednesday, 15 April 2009 07:05

Girls Drugged At Church Of England Care Home During 1970s Had Babies With Birth Defects

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By Rebecca Camber
Last updated at 8:48 PM on 07th April 2009

Hundreds of teenage girls who were drugged at care homes in the 1970s may have given birth to children with birth defects.

The Church of England is facing calls for an inquiry after it emerged that youngsters given a cocktail of dangerous drugs at one of its care homes later gave birth to disabled children.

Experts now believe hundreds of young girls heavily sedated in UK care homes during the 1970s and 1980s may be at risk of having children with genetic defects due to the drugs they were given.

An investigation revealed at least ten women at Kendall House care home run by the Church of England in Gravesend, Kent, went on to have children with problems such as learning difficulties, cleft palates, water on the brain and brain tumours.

The women may have been given the drugs as part of an experiment conducted by a doctor working at the home.
Records at Kendall House show children were restrained and forced to take pills prescribed for schizophrenics, psychotics and Parkinson's disease, even though none suffered from these conditions.

One former resident, Teresa Cooper, 41, is petitioning the Government for an inquiry into the care home after three of her children were born with defects.

Files seen by Radio 4's Today Programme show that during the 32 months Miss Cooper was at the home, she was given medication at least 1,248 times, including three major tranquilisers and anti-depressants.

She was also given up to ten times the recommended dose of Valium.

Reports show Miss Cooper had no mental illness.

She claims girls were restrained and made to undergo chemotherapy, despite not having cancer.
Children were also allegedly subjected to sexual, physical and psychological abuse at the home, which closed in 1986 following concerns about the drugs prescribed.

Nine other former residents of Kendall House who were similarly drugged, have told how their children born decades later suffer from defects including hydrocephalus, heart and joint problems and neurofibromatosis - small tumours on the nerve endings - as well as dyslexia and learning difficulties.

The doctor who prescribed the drugs, Dr Marenthiran Perinpanayagam wrote to a medical journal describing his experiments with tranquilisers on girls in 1977 but the location of the experiments was not mentioned.

Dr Perinpanayagam died in 1988.

Jeffrey Aronson, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at Oxford University, said: 'Even in the 1980s, for a 14-year-old girl, with no history of psychiatric illness whatsoever, who is in a home for social reasons, to be given large doses of many different psychoactive drugs in this way is very, very unusual.

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