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Study finds widespread misconception about contraception among Indian medical students

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7584 (Published 17 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7584
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

Swedish researchers have called for medical students in India to be trained in contraceptive counselling to increase Indian women’s access to evidence based maternal healthcare services, after finding widespread ignorance among medical students.1

India’s national medical education curriculum specifies that medical training should cover comprehensive abortion care, contraceptive methods, and counselling. But although medical students in India have an important future role as contraceptive counsellors, little was known about their views on contraceptive methods, use, …

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