Category «Morning After Pill»

Article – Don’t believe the contraception industry: sex education doesn’t work

The following article by Norman Wells was published in the Guardian on 7 December 2007 Polly Toynbee claims the small reduction we have seen in teenage conception rates “may be partly due to easier emergency contraception from local pharmacies” (Sex education works, so why is it not compulsory?, December 4). However, international studies have …

Factsheet – Young people and the morning-after pill

The ‘morning-after pill’ (MAP), more properly known as the emergency contraceptive pill, has been surrounded by controversy since it was first approved for use in the UK during the 1980s. At that time, the then Department of Health and Social Security offered reassurances that it would be used only in exceptional circumstances, and that it would remain …