Morning after pill will be posted out for free during Olympics

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  • Women can receive the morning after pill in the post in case they can't see their GP during the Olympics

    Free supplies of the morning after pill will be sent out to women during the Olympics – in case they can’t get an appointment with their GP.

    The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) has launched their ‘Just in Case’ kit, which also includes condoms, to stop unwanted pregnancies over the Olympics.

    Women can contact them to request a pill, which will be delivered for free.

    Significant disruption is expected in London during the Olympics, which could make accessing emergency appointments more difficult.

    BPAS spokeswoman Tracey Forsyth said ‘Our Just In Case kit means you have a back-up there when you need it, wherever you are.

    ‘If you carry an umbrella in your bag or a spare tyre in your boot, no-one would suggest you are hoping for rain or planning a puncture.

    ‘Having the morning-after pill is no different. It doesn’t mean you’re planning on taking chances, it means you’re planning on protecting yourself when things don’t go according to plan.’

    Anyone interested in the free contraception should complete an online form here.


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