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.
More top news
Britain has claimed victory over Germany in a special football match marking 100 years since the near-legendary WWI Christmas truce match.
A new medication derived from cannabis could help reduce seizures in children with severe epilepsy - and is now being trialled in the UK.
Some hand-written notes in an ancient manuscript turned out to be the oldest piece of music for more than one voice ever discovered.