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Terminations of pregnancy, not unplanned deliveries, increased as result of pill scare

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7063.1005b (Published 19 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1005
  1. T J Child, Clinical research fellow,
  2. I Z Mackenzie, Clinical reader,
  3. M Rees, Honorary senior clinical lecturer
  1. Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Women's Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU

    EDITOR,—In October 1995 the Committee on Safety of Medicines gave a warning about the risk of thromboembolism in women taking oral contraceptives containing gestodene or desogestrel.1 James Owen Drife questions whether there was an increase in the number of terminations of pregnancy resulting from women abandoning the pill …

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