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Young pregnant women lack help and support from doctors

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7472.940-f (Published 21 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:940
  1. Deborah Cohen
  1. London

    Campaigners have criticised doctors for failing to provide adequate services for young pregnant women and have expressed concern over where women go for help and support.

    Speaking at the launch of a new abortion education resource pack for teachers, Lisa Hallgarten, programme manager of Education for Choice, which helps young people to make an informed choice around pregnancy and abortion, said that women are being forced to travel for miles to have an abortion after 12 weeks.

    “This is a problem that's growing in the medical profession as we know that …

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