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[The Scotsman] Scottish MP calls for birth-control additive in methadone. (12 May 2006)

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Contraceptives should be added to methadone to stop drug addicts from having children, a member of the Scottish Parliament said yesterday.

Key quote "Why are we in a situation where so many who are addicted to drugs are having children? As a first step, we should explore putting some form of oral contraception in methadone or using other methods. In that way we could reduce these problems and prevent some of these children coming into harm" - Duncan McNeil, Labour MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde

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