Young people lack knowledge about pharmacy role in emergency contraception

Part of the problem is the morning after misnomer, say researchers

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.

Emergency contraceptive

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