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BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 29 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1065

MPs call for change in Northern Ireland’s abortion law: MPs in the UK parliament have tabled an amendment to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill to give all women in Northern Ireland the right to an NHS abortion if they need one. Currently a legal abortion is only possible if there is a threat to the life of the woman or fetus.

Doctors can help people who have learning difficulties with sexual health: Doctors who work with people who have learning disabilities can …

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