§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will consider instituting a detailed investigation into the continued use of intra-uterine devices as a means of contraception in the light of the high rate of pelvic inflammation that follows prolonged usage.
§ Dr. Vaughan
I am aware of the reports that show a link between the use of intra-uterine devices and pelvic inflammatory disease. I understand that doctors providing a family planning service take these findings into account when advising women on contraceptive methods.