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Project makes emergency pill more available

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 11 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:661
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Restrictions on the way emergency contraception is prescribed in Great Britain are being lifted for 85000 women in Scotland who are to be offered supplies of the pills to keep at home.

    More than 100 general practices in Lothian, Scotland, have agreed to take part in the two year research project which is designed to see if improving the availability of emergency contraception will reduce unplanned pregnancies and lower the abortion rate. General practitioners will offer all suitable women aged …

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