Letters Body piercing in England

Health and regulation issues for body piercing

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a595 (Published 08 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a595
  1. Umo I Esen, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist
  1. 1South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, South Shields NE34 OPL
  1. umo.esen{at}stft.nhs.uk

    Bone et al show that the prevalence of body piercing is increasing.1 The body piercing industry is poorly regulated, practitioners require no formal qualifications, and there are no formal training programmes. The Local Government Act 2003, which came into force in 2004, …

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