Singling out the double effect - sexual health advice and contraception are ethically distinct

  • Steven Bow
  • Published 2015 in London journal of primary care


This article is a response to an article previously published in LJPC, which employed the doctrine of double effect to explain the Gillick judgement and exculpate health care workers who provide contraceptives and sexual health advice to under-16s. In this analysis, the two acts: provision of contraceptives and provision of sexual health advice are examined… (More)


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