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Practices blocked from offering contraceptive services

11th June 2009

Less than half of GP practices in England are offering patients a full range of contraceptives.

The findings are based on responses from 86 primary care practices to GP newspaper, which used Freedom of Information legislation to obtain the data that revealed that many GPs are unable to offer long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) as PCTs look to restrict their use. This is despite the Department of Health looking to increase uptake of them to help cut high teenage pregnancy rates.

 

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Article Information

Title: Practices blocked from offering contraceptive services
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 11724
Date Added: 11th Jun 2009

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GP Online

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