Schoolies have poor knowledge of emergency contraception

It's not helped by the 'morning-after pill' misnomer, researchers say

Fewer than half of schoolies are aware that emergency contraception is available without a prescription and just one in five know the effectiveness window, a Queensland study has found.

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The findings, which come less than two months before Schoolies festivities begin, raise questions about whether the term ‘morning-after pill’ may be misleading teens and potentially contributing to unplanned pregnancies, the researchers say.

The Griffith University study analysed online survey responses from 498 school leavers aged 16-18 on the first day of the Queensland Schoolies

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