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Overdose of oral contraceptive pills as a means of intentional self-poisoning amongst young women in Sri Lanka: considerations for family planning
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  • Manjula Weerasinghe PhD Fellow and Research Co-ordinator, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka and South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration (SACTRC), Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Flemming Konradsen Professor, Head of section, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Michael Eddleston Professor of Clinical Toxicology and Lister Prize Fellow and Director of the National Poison Information Service South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration (SACTRC), Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, University of Edinburgh, UK, South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration (SACTRC), Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Melissa Pearson Dr, Trial Manager, South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration (SACTRC), Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Thilini Agampodi Dr, Senior Lecturer, Head of the Department, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Frederikke Storm Research Assistant, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  • Suneth Agampodi Professor in Community Medicine, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles
  1. Correspondence to Mr Manjula Weerasinghe, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Saliyapura, Anuradhapura 50008, Sri Lanka; manjugaya{at}yahoo.com
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Weerasinghe M, Konradsen F, Eddleston M, et al
Overdose of oral contraceptive pills as a means of intentional self-poisoning amongst young women in Sri Lanka: considerations for family planning

Publication history

  • Received January 6, 2015
  • Revised February 2, 2016
  • Accepted February 25, 2016
  • First published March 22, 2016.
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April 11, 2017

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