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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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New Down’s syndrome research: saving lives vs saving money

A wonderful video has recently been released to honour those with, or caring for, people with Down’s syndrome. It is only a few minutes long but has a powerful message. 15 young people with Down’s syndrome speak to a mother who is expecting a baby [...]

Fertility rites and wrongs: New complications with new ‘families’

  A case concerning twin girls has come before the Court of Appeal that almost defies imagination in its complexity of relationships. If it weren’t a disturbing harbinger of things to come, it could almost be dismissed as a comedy of errors. The story starts [...]

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Latest NICE guidance on contraception could harm young people

New guidance from NICE recommends that Government provides free morning after pills, condoms (male and female ones) and other contraceptives, all readily accessible to school girls, including those under the age of consent, without parental knowledge. The guidance says that youngsters should be able to [...]

Relationship signposting: another role for GPs?

GPs may soon see their portfolios expanded even further, this time into relationship  territory, according to the Daily Telegraph. GPs, midwives and registrars may soon be enlisted to help couples stay together and reduce levels of family breakdown under new government plans. This proposal is [...]

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Should doctors be involved in abortion decisions?

  ‘Doctor knows best.’ Those who are adamantly ‘pro-choice’ and fighting for abortion to be freely available on request, will disagree with this  aphorism, because for years abortion campaigners have fought to remove the need for a doctor to sign abortion notification forms. In their [...]