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New standards set for abortion care

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 18 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:733
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    All women in the United Kingdom seeking an abortion are entitled to a fast and efficient service that includes a choice of procedures where possible, as well as screening for sexually transmitted diseases and contraceptive advice, state new guidelines from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

    Although abortion services in England and Wales are generally good, there is still scope for improvement, according to an audit carried out in December last year. This shows that most women are treated as day cases, and their management …

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