Consider doxy-PEP as morning after pill for syphilis prevention, doctors say

A new consensus statement supports doxy-PEP, but concerns remain about longer-term impacts.
Sarah Simpkins
Associate Professor Vincent Cornelisse.

Leading sexual health physicians have cautiously backed the use of doxycycline as a morning after pill for STI prevention in high-risk gay and bisexual men.

A consensus statement published this month provides new guidance for prescribing doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis (doxy-PEP) in the form of a single 200mg dose to be taken within 72 hours of condomless sex.