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6 Mar 2018 8 Respondents
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By Bill Deans
Manukau Institute of Technology
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Emergency contraception for young women under the age of 16 years. Good or bad?

Emergency contraception for young women under the age of 16 years. Good or bad?

Emegergency contraception is free in Scotland. 

  • Levonelle is available free of charge without a prescription. You can get it from most pharmacies and also from your GP or sexual health clinic. There is specific guidance for Pharmacists
  • ellaOne is free of charge, but you will need a prescription from your GP or sexual health clinic.
  • IUD’s need to be fitted by a trained doctor or nurse and this can be done at your GP’s, local GUM or Sexual Health Clinic. 

Sources: Sexual Health Scotland (2018), Community Pharmacy (2017)

It is proposed that relatively easy access to emergency contraception will increase the risk of young women having casual unprotected sex

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