Effect on women in a general practice in Devon ..BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7020.1637a (Published 16 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1637
- Clare J Seamark
- General practitioner The Surgery, Honiton, Devon EX14 8DD
EDITOR,--On 19 October, while working on my thesis on teenage pregnancy, I was astonished to hear the news of the new “pill scare.” This was broken to an unsuspecting public and profession through the media. My copy of the British Journal of Family Planning had arrived that morning but did not contain anything on the matter. I listened amazed as the plot thickened, and for once the media tried to unravel it in a constructive manner. I wondered whether to return to my practice the next day or leave the country.
On 20 October the letter from the Committee on Safety of Medicines at last arrived.1 I designed a short handout for the receptionists …