Scare over oral contraceptives

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7020.1637 (Published 16 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1637
  1. J L Armstrong,
  2. M Reid,
  3. A Bigrigg
  1. Registrar in public health Senior lecturer Department of Public Health, Greater Glasgow Health Board, Glasgow G2 4JT
  2. Clinical director Centre for Family Planning and Sexual Health, Glasgow G2 7XR

    Effect on behaviour of women attending a family planning clinic

    EDITOR,--The Department of Health's recent press release concerning the safety of some third generation contraceptive pills has important consequences for women using oral contraception.1 To document their views and any change in behaviour of women taking the contraceptive pill after this warning, a survey was carried out at a large family planning clinic.

    After the announcement a telephone helpline was established at the clinic. This took 2348 calls on the first seven …

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