Girl sectioned after psychiatrist ruled out abortion

Girl’s doctor said she was at risk of suicide due to pregnancy but termination was ‘not the solution’

One psychiatrist said that the child was at risk of self-harm and suicide as a result of the pregnancy. Photograph: Paul Mezzer/FRF/Getty

One psychiatrist said that the child was at risk of self-harm and suicide as a result of the pregnancy. Photograph: Paul Mezzer/FRF/Getty

A girl deemed to be at risk of suicide who wanted an abortion was sectioned under the Mental Health Act because her treating psychiatrist said terminating the pregnancy “was not the solution”.

The case is one of 22 reported by the Child Care Law Report Project, published this morning.

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