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Author Index - Trevor Stammers

Trevor Stammers is a GP, a lecturer in Bioethics at St Mary's University College in Twickenham, and was Chairman of CMF from 2007 - June 2009

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Unsafe sex (triple helix - summer 2013)

Why STI rates continue to rise - Review by Trevor Stammers Programme Director in Bioethics and Medical Law, London Public Health England (PHE) has released figures showing the highest annual levels of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). (1) There were 448,422 recorded hospital clinic diagnoses...
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Biblical and Pastoral Response to Homosexuality (triple helix - spring 2013)

Resources for Church Leaders Andrew Goddard and Don Horrocks (eds) - Evangelical Alliance, 2012 - £7.00 Pb 144pp - ISBN 9780957244801 - This very useful resource is an update of the EA's 1998 report Faith Hope and Homosexuality (FHH). It will be of value to CMF members as well as the target...
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cmf file 48 (2012) - brain death (CMF files)

Brain death - 'Death hath ten thousand several doors for men to take their exits' but there can be little argument about the importance of making sure the door is forever firmly shut behind them, before declaring any individual dead. (1) Only after confirmation of his or her death can a medical...
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you're teaching my child what? (triple helix - summer 2011)

With children as young as seven being taught in class that touching their clitoris or penis gives them a nice feeling without warning that such touching can be inappropriate (or even constitute sexual abuse depending on who is doing the touching), it's not only Christian parents who are becoming...
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More quangos for the bonfire? (triple helix - Christmas 2010)

Among the quangos due for dissolution are the Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group (TPIAG) and the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV (IAGSH). Since TPIAG was set up in 1998 to halve the national under-18 conception rate by 2010, it has put most of its efforts into the...
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Forgiving the impossible? (triple helix - summer 2010)

This is a sobering story for those who think that sexual abuse of children takes place only outside the church, or mainly in one sector of the church, if the church is involved at all. It happens in evangelical churches too. It's a courageous book on many levels. The author writes under her real...
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Just sex - is it ever just sex? (triple helix - Christmas 2009)

This is vital stuff' says Romance Academy director, Rachel Gardner, in her foreword and so it is. As the author, a theologian at Cambridge's Jubilee Centre, clearly recognises, it is also a book many readers may consider 'hardhearted' because it concentrates so much on the societal rather than...
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treasures of the darkness (triple helix - Christmas 2009)

And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness – secret riches. I will do this so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name. (1) One sufferer has graphically described depression as an 'internal darkness, an emotional anaesthetic, a freezing of the...
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Like a virgin? (triple helix - Easter 2009)

The Chief Medical Officer advocates total abstinence from alcohol for under-15s, (1 ) but encouraging abstinence from underage sex is usually ridiculed. No surprise therefore that misleading headlines about a new study (2) on US virginity pledges were universally along the lines of 'Virginity...
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cmf file 37 (2008) - teenage sex (CMF files)

Sex is one of the most important aspects of teenage life. Though sexuality is about far more than physical expressions of sex, there is no doubt that first intercourse is an important milestone in most people's lives. As Professor Peter Borriello of the UK Health Protection Agency remarks: 'It's...
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