Britain: doctors who oppose contraception barred from specializing in reproductive health
Catholic World News - April 29, 2014
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists’ Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare has ruled that doctors and nurses who object to contraception or the morning-after pill are ineligible for “diplomas in sexual and reproductive health as well as full membership of the faculty,” according to the Daily Telegraph.
“While the diplomas are viewed as an important qualification for GPs or nurses treating sexually transmitted infections or involved in family planning, full membership is seen as essential for doctors who specialize in the field,” the Telegraph reported.
“It bars pro-life doctors from specializing in sexual and reproductive health and also makes it much more difficult for non-specialists to get jobs in family planning or reproductive health,” said Peter Saunders, chief executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship.