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Comment on ‘Postpartum contraception: a missed opportunity to prevent unintended pregnancy and short inter-pregnancy intervals’
  1. Katarina Tvarozkova
  1. Kathryn Killicoat
  1. North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK, kkillicoat@gmail.com
  1. Helen Munro
  1. St Ann's Sexual Health Centre, St Ann's Hospital, London, UK, helen.munro1@nhs.net
  1. Abha Govind
  1. North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK, katarina.t13@gmail.com
  2. North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK, abhagovind@aol.com

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Heller et al. 1 highlight the potential gap in providing contraception care postpartum. We also saw a missed opportunity to educate postnatal patients about contraception on our wards and to supply such care before discharge.

We work in a busy culturally and ethnically diverse area of outer London, with 5300 deliveries annually. We carried out a short face-to-face survey of 50 women who had delivered during the previous week. Twenty-two of the women did not have English as their first language. Their median age was 30 (range 17–43) years, with 36 having a higher education qualification. Average parity following the index pregnancy was two, with 32 women …

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