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Weekly Dose: new morning after pill makes it difficult to choose which to take

Until 2015 the “morning after pill” Postinor was the only oral emergency contraception available in Australia. A new option, EllaOne, is available. How are they different, and which should you choose?
Weighing up the options. Puuikibeach

Overweight women shouldn’t panic about contraception

The warning made by HRA Pharma, the French manufacturer behind Norvelo emergency contraceptive pills, that the product is ineffective in women who weigh more than 80kg (12st 7lb) and has reduced effectiveness…
Women are generally comfortable with post-sex contraceptives but anti-abortion campaigners aren’t. WarmSleepy

Politics of the pill: why we don’t have better contraceptives

More than 50 years after Australian women first had access to the oral contraceptive pill, research into new contraceptives has stalled and women are stuck with new versions of old products to manage their…
Pharmacists could have an empathetic conversation with women rather than having them fill in an intrusive questionnaire. Tim Parkinson

Note to pharmacists on how not to sell the morning-after pill

The emergency contraceptive pill (morning-after pill) contains a hormone called levonorgestrel and can be bought without a prescription. It’s used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex, but many women…

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