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Sedation 'birth defect risk'


Hundreds of girls heavily sedated in UK care homes during the 1970s and 1980s may be at risk of having children with birth defects, the BBC has found.

Radio 4's Today found 10 ex-residents of a children's home in Kent, have had children with a birth defect. They were all given tranquilisers and other drugs while being restrained as teenagers.

Angus Stickler reports.

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