Social isolation is to be added Image: G Kovacs
It has been announced today that the definition of domestic abuse will be changed in March 2013 to include the term 'coercive control'. The addition means a pattern of behaviour that is psychologically, emotionally, socially or financially controlling can be considered as a form of domestic abuse.
This will be added to the 2004 definition of domestic abuse: "any incident of threatening behaviour, or abuse between adults who are or have been intimate partners or family members, regardless of gender or sexuality"
Brits fond of muttering darkly about their country will quickly alight upon the subject of teen pregnancy, at which we excel in Europe (although it’s worth mentioning the UK teen pregnancy rate is at its lowest since the 1960s…so go UK teens!). Depending on their political bent a theory concerning council housing will quickly follow or perhaps fretting about teen girl’s self-worth or sex education. A subject that is rarely brought up in conjunction with teen pregnancy debates is death. Nor, for that matter, are fistulas, incontinence or ruptures mentioned in teen pregnancy discussions. When it comes to health complications brought on by pregnancy a pregnant teen in Britain could be forgiven for thinking this begins and ends with the much feared bucket vagina.