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FREE TO READ | Extracts from diaries and letters written between November 4 and November 10


November 4  

2009, an NHS hospital in London 

Patient TH is an accountant in her mid-thirties, who has been diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy. She is a candidate for medical management using methotrexate, and is keen to do so and avoid surgery. I consent her for using the drug, and talk through the follow-up procedure. I explain the possible side effects and the various “dos and don’ts” while on treatment, emphasising that she must use effective contraception for the next three months and abstain from sex altogether for the first month after treatment. She pauses to consider this, before asking, “How about anal?”..

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