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Managing a 14-year-old Female Teenager Presenting with a Sexually Transmitted Infection - What are the Issues Involved?

Ong Shu Min
The Singapore Family Physician Vol 39 No 2 - Chronic Lung Disease
44 - 50
1 May 2013
In Singapore, sex with a minor is considered a seizable offence. The law dictates that anyone aware of such an offence being committed has a duty to inform the authorities. Doctors often come across this type of sticky situation and are sometimes unsure of what to do next. This article deals with the ethical and legal considerations when faced with such a situation.