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Hormonal Pregnancy Tests One More Year's Havoc Padma Prakash THE government has recently put a total ban on the manufacture and sale of all hormonal preparations used for pregnancy tests, but effective only from June 1983. The ban is reportedly because of the government's concern about the large-scale 'misuse' of these preparations for termination of pregnancy as well as because of their potential to cause congenital abnormalities in the foetus. It would appear that the government does not view the reasons as serious enough to institute an immediate ban.

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