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Title: Why we need to ask questions about the birth control conditions attached to treatment for women who use drugs
Author(s): Fotopoulou, Maria
Parkes, Tessa
Keywords: Birth control
Long acting reversible contraceptive
Unplanned pregnancy
Issue Date: 6-Mar-2020
Publisher: The Conversation Trust
Citation: Fotopoulou M & Parkes T (2020) Why we need to ask questions about the birth control conditions attached to treatment for women who use drugs. The Conversation. 06.03.2020.
Abstract: First paragraph: Dundee, the city with the highest rate of drug deaths in Europe, is the first place in Scotland to deliver the Pause intervention to 20 women from some of the city’s poorest areas. The programme, which started in England, offers support to women who use drugs on the condition that they receive long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), including implants, injections and intrauterine devices – the pill is not an option. These LARCs are administered by healthcare professionals and don’t require – or allow – the woman to do anything.
Type: Newspaper/Magazine Article
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Affiliation: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology
Faculty of Social Sciences
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