GP emergency contraception care drop

Data from the BEACH (Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health) survey of GP activity has shown that in 2000–01 GPs managed emergency contraception problems – including but not limited to prescriptions for the morning-after pill – at a rate of 5.5 per 1000 encounters with women aged 14–54 years.

From 2004, when the morning-after pill became available over the counter, emergency contraception management by GPs progressively declined.

By 2011–12, GPs managed just 1.42 emergency contraception problems per 1000 encounters

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