An Army Major who edits the British Army handbook said that the birth of a child at Camp Bastion raises questions about pre-deployment testing. Major Charles Heyman told the Daily Mail:
Commanders need to start thinking very, very carefully about what sort of medical examinations female soldiers have before they deploy on operations.
A simple urine test would indicate if someone was pregnant. The Army now needs to tighten up its procedures.
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