MinervaBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1009 (Published 24 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1009
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The item in Minerva on adolescent fatherhood is timely for English
GPs, who from April have to provide written information on long acting
reversible methods of contraception. How best to do this in a pithy and
user-friendly way? We have looked at a poetic approach with apologies to
the former poet laureate Philip LARCin.
Perhaps others would wish to share in this intiative.
You might forget the pill and then you'll end up up the spout;
The lad might say his condom's on, but do you trust or doubt?
But if your implant is in place, or your Depo's still in date;
Or you possess an IUS or IUD - that's great.
Your sexual freedom without child, the mother state provides.
But watch out for the clap, the pox, Chlamydia besides.
They fuck you up, your Mum and Dad;
They leave you sad forlorn.
But best of all they fuck you up
If you are never born.
BMJ 2010;340:c1009, doi: 10.1136/bmj.c1009
American Journal of Public Health 2010;100:517-24
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