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Boots has been criticised for refusing to lower the cost of the morning-after pill for fear it would “incentivising inappropriate use”.It comes after a campaign fr[...]
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his study used the data from 64 nonresidential fathers who had their children placed in foster care to describe their characteristics. The survey included questions about demographic background and personal challenges, the father's involvement with his ...
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