The issue in this case was whether it was in the best interests of the vulnerable and sexually unaware Patient to administer contraception. The court held that it was.
The Patient, who has a severe learning disability, became pregnant in circumstances which in all probability amounted to rape and gave birth to a baby boy in 2016. The perpetrator of the sexual assault remains unknown; neither the Patient nor her family can shed light on the circumstances in which the assault occurred. The issues before the court were:
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