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Professor Brid Featherstone is critical of the Pause Programme:

Pause is too expensive, diverts money from other local programmes and "links to a notion of conditional welfare".

"You can't access a particular programme unless you take a particular form of contraception."

"We need to think about this and talk about this, particularly because there are other projects that work with this group of women that achieve good results without requiring them to take contraception."

"It opens up big ethical questions. I think it's a fundamental human right being able to have a child."

Period23 May 2019 → 29 May 2019

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleHelp for women drug addicts... if they have contraceptive implant
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletScottish Daily Mail
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date29/05/19
    DescriptionFemale drug addicts are to be offered help kicking their habit in return for using long-term contraception.

    "We need to think about this and talk about this. It opens up bit ethical questions. I think it's a fundamental human right being able to have a child."
    URLhttps://www.pressreader.com/
    PersonsBrigid Featherstone
  • TitleCan Dundee contraception scheme break the cycle of children in care?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletbbc.co.uk
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date23/05/19
    DescriptionCritical of the Pause Programme.

    Pause is too expensive, diverts money from other local programmes and "links to a notion of conditional welfare".

    "You can't access a particular programme unless you take a particular form of contraception."

    "We need to think about this and talk about this, particularly because there are other projects that work with this group of women that achieve good results without requiring them to take contraception."

    "It opens up big ethical questions. I think it's a fundamental human right being able to have a child."
    URLhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48366337
    PersonsBrigid Featherstone