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Pill scare linked to rise in abortions

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 20 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:996

Abortions in Britain could have risen by up to 10% after the government's warning last year that certain contraceptive pills could increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis, said the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) this week. In the three months from December 1995 to February 1996 the number of abortions carried out by the BPAS has risen by 823 compared with the same time span in the previous …

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