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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1977 June; 27(179): 341–344.
PMCID: PMC2158092

The care of oral contraceptive users by general practitioners in Oxfordshire


A questionnaire was circulated to a sample of general practitioners in Oxfordshire enquiring about the supervision of women taking oral contraceptives. A high standard of care was being offered and the doctors believed that there was a wide range of conditions that should influence the prescription of oral contraceptives. We conclude that while suitably trained paramedical staff could provide the same standard of care as the general practitioners, this could not be achieved through the use of a package insert listing possible contraindications.

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