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Managing the very young patient: a conflict between the requirements of the Children Act and the VD regulations?
  1. P E Munday,
  2. E A Broadwith,
  3. H M Mullan,
  4. A Allan
  1. Watford Sexual Health Centre, West Hertfordshire Sexual Health Directorate, Watford General Hospital
  1. Correspondence to:
 P E Munday, Watford General Hospital, Vicarage Road, Watford WD18 0HB, UK;


We describe the case of a 12 year old girl who presented requesting screening for sexually transmitted infections and discuss a conflict between concerns of clinicians to maintain confidentiality and concerns of social workers to investigate the possibility of sexual abuse.

  • children
  • Children Act
  • VD regulations

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