According to information from paramedics and health researchers, an alarming number of under-age teenage girls in Perth are engaging in binge drinking to the extent that they require urgent medical attention.
St John Ambulance WA has for the first time revealed male and female breakdowns of ambulance call-outs for alcohol intoxication.
While it is widely believed that young men are the biggest offenders, paramedics attend to more teenage girls than boys. Paramedics say some are so drunk that they are unconscious or have trouble breathing.
Data reveals that in 2016, 247 requests were made for urgent medical assistance involving females between 13 and 18 years old. There were 212 for males in the same age group.