OTC shift means women miss GP advice on ECP

The rate of unplanned pregnancies in young Australian women continues to climb despite high rates of contraception use and readily-available emergency contraception pills (ECP), experts say.

This paradox may be because women are missing opportunities to gain more information about emergency contraception and the full range of options available as they no longer need to see a GP, Victorian researchers say.

Research shows that women are more receptive to receiving information on ECP from their GP but encounters for advice had dropped