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Under-age girls and birth control

Title
Under-age girls and birth control
Genre
News report; Speech
TX Date
25 Jun 1986
Year of production
1986
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Duration
00:03:13
Description
Report on the British Medical Association (BMA) conference at which the General Medical Council decided that doctors should notify the parents in any case where an under-age girl requires birth control. Dr Robin Steele supports this in principle, but emphasises that doctors must exercise judgement. Dr Stuart Horner says doctors should not tell the parents, on grounds of patient confidentiality. Female reporter not identified.
Contributors
Robin Steele; Stuart Horner
Keywords
Medical ethics; BMA; Age of consent; Birth control; Doctors; Parents; Contraception; Girls; GMC

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