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Does sex have to be consensual in a marriage?

There is a common perception that when married, it is a person’s ‘obligation’ to satisfy their partner sexually on the terms of their partner. It is a difficult subject for many to discuss or seek legal advice, so we have created this join article to address some of the myths and where the law stands on non-consensual sex in a marriage and whether it constitutes martial rape.

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What is domestic abuse? Kiran Reyat clarifies…

During the lockdown, the BBC published an article highlighting the increased number of calls to advice and supportive helplines. It was reported that the National Domestic Abuse Helpline had more that 40,000 calls in the first few months of lockdown.

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