A young girl in need of contraception: the legal position of the GP A 13-year-old woman who appears immature for her age is in a consensual sexual relationship. Is parental or guardian consent required for her to be prescribed contraception? Case scenario Shona, an Aboriginal gal who had turned 13 years old, was earned to see me by her aunt who have stated that the family members had chose that Shona required reliable contraception. Shona had been sexually active and had recently run away from home for a few days with her 16-year-old boyfriend, who was simply in and out of remand centres. Shona was reluctant to speak about the presssing issue, but giggled at questions about condoms and stated that she would not use them.Discussion In this randomized, controlled trial of the treatment of acute bronchiolitis in infants, we found an unexpected synergism between epinephrine and dexamethasone. Combined therapy with epinephrine and dexamethasone, as compared with placebo, appeared to reduce the rate of hospital admission in the 7 days after study enrollment by 9 %age points, with a relative risk reduction of 35 percent. These results were not modified by RSV status, presence or absence of a brief history of atopy, or the severity or the duration of illness. The consequences of combining dexamethasone and epinephrine were most apparent in the first 3 times after study enrollment.