Emergency contraception from pharmacists misses opportunity

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7296.1245 (Published 19 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1245
  1. Trevor Stammers, tutor in general practice (stammtg@globalnet.co.uk)
  1. St George's Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE

    EDITOR—I hope that the predicted reduction in unplanned pregnancies and abortions will result from pharmacy access for emergency contraception, as described by Harrison-Woolrych et al in their editorial.1 The possibility of risk displacement, however, rendering this move ineffective in the same way as has been postulated for condom use2 makes this far from certain. What is certain is that the opportunity for detection of sexually transmitted diseases and reduction of …

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