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Depo Provera

Volume 978: debated on Tuesday 12 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will initiate research into the reproductive cycle of children whose mothers received Depo Provera during the nursing period when these children reach reproductive age; and if he will make a statement.

Owing to the limited scale on which Depo Provera is used in this country, the Medical Research Council is of the opinion that it would not be feasible at present to undertake a properly controlled investigation of the reproductive cycle of children whose mothers received Depo Provera during the nursing period. The council will, however, continue to keep this matter under review.