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Authors' response to comment on ‘Postpartum contraception: a missed opportunity to prevent unintended pregnancy and short inter-pregnancy intervals’
  1. Rebecca Heller
  1. Sharon Cameron
  1. Rosie Briggs
  1. Norma Forson
  1. Anna Glasier
  1. Chalmers Sexual and Reproductive Health Service, Edinburgh, UK, rebecca.heller@doctors.org.uk
  2. Chalmers Sexual and Reproductive Health Service, Edinburgh, UK, sharon.cameron@ed.ac.uk
  3. Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK, rosalindeb@doctors.org.uk
  4. Chalmers Sexual and Reproductive Health Service, Edinburgh, UK, norma.forson@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk
  5. Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, Anna.Glasier@ed.ac.uk

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We welcome Tvarozkova et al.'s1 investigation of their patient population's knowledge about postnatal contraception, and we agree that postnatal care currently represents a missed opportunity. However we would question the plan for a dedicated postnatal contraception service, in the absence of antenatal contraceptive counselling. The difficulty with a postpartum-only service is that discussing contraception …

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