Re: A teenage girl with lower abdominal pain. Some more information please!
I thank Zanchi et al for such a readable article.
As the writers are from Trieste, the legal situation there may be different from that in England.
Could the authors, the Editor of the BMJ and indeed any other readers please tell is whether, here in England, the paediatricians would not ascertain the age of the “partner”?
If the "partner" is an adult according to the laws of England, would the child protection agency and the police be involved?
Of course it is possible that the partner is also fourteen or even younger, in which case, surely, the social services will be called in. No???
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