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Welcome to the Christian Medical Fellowship blogs. Here you will find comment on a wide range of topical issues at the interface of Christianity and medicine. Although all blog posts are reviewed by an editorial team, our blog authors all write in a personal capacity and the views expressed are not necessarily those of CMF. We encourage interaction and debate so please feel free to contribute to the discussion.

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Who Switched the Cutlery?

Miriam Brandon reflects on how God’s grace helps deal with paralysing perfectionist traits When you have scribbled down the start of a blog entry five times you know you may have a problem with perfectionism. I recently spent a week on a silent retreat; expected God […]

Sex education programmes are largely ineffectual and do not reduce teen pregnancy or STI rates, says large new research review

Newly released this week, to muted publicity, was a comprehensive, reliable and rigorous Cochrane review of studies reviewing school-based interventions on sex education. This was a large review, combining peer-reviewed data from more than 55,000 young people from around the world. Some of its conclusions […]

A watershed Supreme Court ruling has shaken up consent laws – and may have unexpected spin-offs

Recent headlines in The Times and Guardian along the lines that ‘Doctors must warn patients of all the dangers before every treatment’ reflect one of the biggest legal changes to the doctor-patient relationship in a generation. The headlines were prompted by new guidelines issued by […]

There are powerful financial vested interests rolling out NIPT for Down’s Syndrome

The government yesterday approved a new test for pregnant women that will make it much easier to detect and search out any babies with Down’s Syndrome (DS) (see previous CMF blog posts here, here, here and here). According to the BBC, the non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) […]

Changing the world one nurse at a time

How do you change the world? One person at a time, goes the old adage.  According to a new report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health (APPGH), the answer is one nurse a time. Actually, it is much more than one nurse […]