Determining pregnancy status in young female patients under 16 years of age is an area that clinicians may find difficult. Whilst regulators state it is required before surgical or radiological procedures the ethical, practical and contextual considerations can compromise compliance with good practice.
This practical guide sets out the considerations and approaches that NHS organisations may consider when developing their policies in this area. Supported by all the major professional clinical bodies and backed with evident statistics and tools it aims to support local members in brokering conversations and agreement around this sensitive process.
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