Emergency Contraception

Why I'm Fighting The Ultimate 'Sexist Surcharge'

Shamir Patel | Posted 22.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shamir Patel

Imagine the scenario: It's late at night and your partner wakes feeling desperately poorly with a headache. You run downstairs, check the cupboard, and realise that you're out of painkillers. Determined to help ease their suffering, you drive to the nearest shop, reach for the ibuprofen and take it to the till.

Why Is Boots More Concerned About Anti-Contraception Sexists Than Women Who Need The Morning After Pill?

Jessica Quinter | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK
Jessica Quinter

"We would not want to be accused of incentivizing inappropriate use, and provoking complaints, by significantly reducing the price of this product." So wrote Boots chief pharmacist Marc Donovan in a letter to bpas. To what dangerous, immoral drug could he possibly be referring? Emergency contraception, of course!

Emergency Contraception: What's The Big Deal?

Alex Thompson-Armstrong | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alex Thompson-Armstrong

As a society, we have always learnt to accept trade-offs when it comes to equality - not necessarily by our own doing but by never challenging the status quo, passed down through generations. Women's equality is perhaps the greatest example of this in the UK, but it's something we are beginning to finally challenge.

Call To End 'Sexist' Price of Morning After Pill And Make It Available On Supermarket Shelves

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Emergency contraception (EC) should be available on supermarket shelves at a more affordable price, a leading reproductive rights charity has urged. T...

The Emergency Pill - Online Providers Should Support Informed Choices

Dr Tom Brett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Tom Brett

My view is being able to access EHC discreetly and conveniently online is a good thing, so long as it is provided by reputable providers who are registered with the Care Quality Commission. What concerns me is that some people are accessing medication from sources that may not have suitable checks in place.

Experts Argue Morning After Pill 'Opt Out' Be Banned

PA | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Current "conscience clauses" which allow pharmacists to opt-out of giving women the morning after pill are not satisfactory, experts said. These cl...

Morning-After Pill On Wheels: Courier Service That Delivers ‘Pill-By-Bike’

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Women can now order the morning-after pill online and have it personally delivered to their homes (or direct to their desk) by courier. The new spe...

Catholic Nuns Should Go On The Pill, Experts Say

PA | Posted 08.12.2011 | UK

Catholic nuns should go on the Pill, two experts have argued. Experts Dr Kara Britt and Professor Roger Short say that taking the contraceptive pil...