An NHS Foundation Trust v AB [2019] – Family Law Week case summary

28 October 2019

It was in the interests of AB to be fitted with an intrauterine contraceptive device when she underwent a caesarean section with a spinal anaesthetic.

The Trust applied for a declaration that it was in AB's best interests to have an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) fitted when she had a caesarean section, with the benefit of a spinal anaesthetic, after an earlier order. Following numerous capacity assessments, all parties agreed with the outcome that AB, at that time, lacked capacity in respect of decisions as to contraception.

Read the full article, by Sara Hunton, on Family Law Week here.