Morning-after pill made available by phone

Emergency contraception will be available over the phone and free of charge as part of a new scheme announced today

Emergency contraception will be available over the phone and free of charge as part of a new scheme announced today.

As the party season approaches, The British Pregnancy Advisory Service will be encouraging women to stock up with emergency contraception to prevent any risk of unwanted pregnancy.

Tracey Forsyth, a contraceptive specialist nurse at BPAS, says: ‘Women may not think their risk of pregnancy is high, and the cost, inconvenience or embarrassment of obtaining it may put them off. Having it at home means you are much more likely to take it as soon as you need it.’

By registering your details online and taking part in a phone consultation with a nurse, you will now be able to access the morning-after pill free of charge.

The scheme was put in place to make emergency contraception more accessible over the Christmas period, which is seen by sexual health charities as a high-risk time for unwanted pregnancies.

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