Newspaper Article

Why we need to ask questions about the birth control conditions attached to treatment for women who use drugs

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.

Keywords
Birth control; Long acting reversible contraceptive; Unplanned pregnancy

Notes
https://theconversation.com/why-we-need-to-ask-questions-about-the-birth-control-conditions-attached-to-treatment-for-women-who-use-drugs-131706

StatusPublished
Publication date06/03/2020
Publication date online06/03/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/30966
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Place of publicationLondon