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Rights, Choices and the Law: Reflections on the ‘Policing Pregnancy’ Conference

On Wednesday 13th April I was fortunate enough to attend ‘Policing Pregnancy: A one-day conference on maternal autonomy, risk and responsibility’, held at the Royal College of Physicians, London. The conference examined current behavioral advice given to pregnant women – particularly concerning alcohol consumption and obesity – and how this advice reflects a growing tendency… Read more »

“I’m Sorry but You’re Just Not Thin Enough Yet” – The Urgent Need for Early Intervention in Anorexia Nervosa

by Nancy Tucker, author of The Time In Between: A Memoir of Hunger and Hope (Icon Books). If one books an appointment to have a suspicious lump, bump or mole examined by a doctor, one expects any untoward findings to lead to swift and purposeful intervention. At most GP surgeries, there exists a dedicated system… Read more »

Babies Behind Bars

How does spending the early years in prison impact upon a child’s life chances? And what are the alternatives? Prison Reform and the UK Government   A sad but true fact is that last year there were 100 babies in our county living in a prison […] When we know the importance of the early… Read more »