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Submission from the Christian Medical Fellowship to the Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice consultation with reference solely to proposed TV advertising of family planning centres and of condoms to children aged 10-16 (19/06/2009)

1. Introduction The Christian Medical Fellowship (CMF) is an interdenominational organisation with more than 4,500 British doctors as members. All are Christians who desire their professional and personal lives to...
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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 pledge ineffective against teen sex despite...

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Parental guidance on teenage sex

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Dr Trevor Stammers takes part in The Big Questions debate on teenage sex and parental guidance.
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cmf file 37 (2008) - teenage sex ()

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 increasingly...

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Two-mother family law under threat

1st February 2008: www.telegraph.co.uk; 21 January 2008 - A powerful alliance of politicians and churchmen will attempt to ambush legislation that will enshrine in law for the first time the concept of a two-mother family...
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Growing up well (triple helix - autumn 2007)

How important is the family? Is there compelling scientific evidence demonstrating its importance for mental public health? Is youth crime related to family breakdown? This article weaves together three strands of evidence. First is the research on imprinting of the psychosocial environment in the neurological development of the brain. [1]...

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Parent training programmes (triple helix - autumn 2007)

Parenting is a complex, demanding and vital job for which there are no qualifications, no training, little support and maximum opprobrium when it goes wrong. [1] Hardly a day goes by without a news bulletin about uncontrollable ASBO kids, depressed and self-harming youngsters and violent teenagers. Why are our...

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Dissociative Identity Disorder (triple helix - spring/summer 2007)

Case History Suzie (name changed) is now a GP, and has given consent for this case history to be published. Her childhood was affected by neglect of her fundamental attachment needs because of physical and psychotic illness in both parents; by the trauma of witnessing domestic violence as her mother...

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Pure - Sex and relationships God's way (Book Review) (triple helix - spring/summer 2007)

How often and how well does the church teach young people about sex and relationships? It is refreshing to see a book that uses a sensitive biblical approach. This short and readable book is split into six chapters with excellent biblical referencing: Pure Perfection (Genesis 1 and 2), Pure Rebellion...

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Adolescents and Sex - The handbook for professionals working with young people (Book Review) (triple helix - winter 2007)

The rate of increase of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is alarming. This clear, well-referenced book includes factual information on teenage pregnancy, contraception and STIs, alongside thoughtprovoking chapters on important issues for debate. It is useful for clinical practice, service commissioners, youth workers and church ministers, and parents. The opening chapters...

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