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Fraser Guidelines

Guidelines for giving contraceptive advice to children <16.

A Dr could proceed to give advice and treatment provided they are satisfied:

  1. The Child (<16) will understand their advice;
  2. The Dr cannot persuade the child to inform their parents or allow the Dr to inform their parents;
  3. The child is very likely to continue having sex with or without medical treatment;
  4. Unless the child receives contraceptive advice or treatment their physical and mental health and both likely to suffer;
  5. The best interests of the child require that the Dr give the child contraceptive advice, treatment or both without parental consent.

External links

Gillick (Respondent) West Norfolk and Wisbech Area Health Authority and The Department of Health and Social Security.

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