Beware the switch to OTC

In theory, removing the ‘barrier’ of a doctor’s consultation to obtain emergency contraception should have reduced the number of unplanned pregnancies in Australia by improving access.

However, as an article published this week by women’s health specialist Professor Danielle Mazza points out, that hasn’t happened. As Professor Mazza and colleagues from Monash University note, the number of unplanned pregnancies in young Australian women has remained high, despite women being aware of emergency contraception and

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