HC Deb 14 July 1981 vol 8 c346W
Mr. Coleman

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services which countries now ban or place restrictions on the use of the contraceptive drug Depo Provera

Dr. Vaughan

The United Kingdom licensing authority does not hold detailed information about the availability of medicinal products in other countries. However, I understand that Depo-Provera is licensed for use as a long-term contraceptive in about 80 countries and for short-term contraceptive use or other indications in nine countries, including Ireland, Italy and the United States in addition to the United Kingdom. I understand that, some time ago, the product was withdrawn from use by the regulatory authorities of Egypt and Jordan.