UK: The morning-after pill is safe. So why is it so difficult to access?

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by Laura Bates, The Guardian

Stop the patronising consultations. There is no valid reason to restrict women’s access to emergency contraception – or charge so much for it

Wednesday 30 November 2016

A new campaign from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) is calling for emergency contraception, commonly known as the morning-after pill, to be sold directly from pharmacy shelves without a mandatory consultation. The campaign highlights the fact that the pill can cost British women up to £30, as much as five times higher than in other European countries, meaning that it could even be cheaper to fly to France and buy it there than to visit a local pharmacy.

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Source: The Guardian