US is short of contraception choices

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 29 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1631

There is a growing shortage of contraception options in America and the problem is likely to get worse, says a new report from the US Institute of Medicine. Despite a growth in knowledge and need, many factors combine to keep new contraceptives off the market, both in America and elsewhere. Developers face more liability law suits as well as political and social pressures.

Dr Allan Rosenfield, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Columbia University, cited the …

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