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Depo Provera

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 24 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the adverse representations he has received following the support given by the Family Planning Association to the wider use of the injectable contraceptive Depo Provera; and what is his present policy towards making the drug freely prescribable.

I have received no representations against the wider use of Depo Provera since 30 September 1982 when the Family Planning Association wrote to me.On behalf of the licensing authority I have indicated that I propose to refuse an application for a product licence for the use of this drug as a long-term contraceptive. This proposal is currently the subject of a hearing in public by an independent panel.