Oral contraceptive shortage 'devastates' patients: GP

Dr Karen Price said she only became aware of the shortage when patients returned with unfulfilled scripts

Doctors are being advised not to prescribe certain combined oral contraceptives in the wake of long-term shortages that have blindsided GPs and left many patients distressed.

Dr Karen Price
Dr Karen Price.

Two brands of ethinyloestradiol/norethisterone combination pills (Norimin and Brevinor), often chosen for non-contraceptive benefits such as managing acne or heavy bleeding, will be out-of-stock until December.

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