HL Deb 03 December 1974 vol 355 cc183-4WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will take steps to ensure that the National Health Service gives basis, in England (beds for suspected and confirmed cases are not distinguishable).

warnings to all potential users, concerning the failure rates of contraceptive devices.


No. A number of family planning methods are available under the National Health Service, but their failure rates are not precisely known. The choice of method may be influenced by a number of factors and is a matter for the individual concerned and the professional judgment of the doctor or other professional worker involved.