Weekly Dose: new morning-after pill makes it difficult to choose which to take

Almost 200,000 unplanned pregnancies occur in Australia each year, though not all go full term. Safe and effective emergency contraception is necessary to help prevent unintended pregnancies in people who do not wish to fall pregnant.

Until 2015, the levonorgestrel “morning after pill” (for example the common brand name Postinor®) was the only oral emergency contraception available in Australia. It comes as one 1.5mg tablet or two 0.75mg tablets and is available from a pharmacist without a prescription from A$14

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