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Dalkon Shield

Volume 80: debated on Wednesday 12 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what steps his Department is taking to trace women fitted with the Dalkon shield and to ensure that they are recalled for advice.

Following discussions with our Department, the manufacturers of this device wrote in January this year to all general practitioners, family planning clinics, obstetricians and gynaecologists asking them to identify any women who might still be wearing it and to recommend that they have it removed. This repeated similar action taken in 1980.