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Managing Family Planning in General Practice

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 09 August 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:377
  1. Tim Carney, general practitioner
  1. Burn Brae Medical Group, Hexham

    Sam Rowlands Radcliffe Medical Press, £16.50, pp 144 ISBN 1 85775 205 8

    Most general practitioners provide advice on family planning, and most women seek such advice from their general practitioner. So family planning can justifiably be claimed as one of the core services provided by general practitioners. Yet general practice is often criticised for being biased towards the contraceptive pill. Many general practitioners, including those whose practices (such as my own) provide family planning from the pill to vasectomies and from hormone implants to condoms, could learn from reading Managing Family …

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