Australian doctors want a register of women buying the emergency pillBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7415.581 (Published 11 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:581
- Christopher Zinn
The proposed sale in Australia of the emergency pill direct to women through pharmacies has sparked more controversy, with the major doctors' group calling for a register of names and addresses.
The Australian Medical Association, which originally opposed the sale of levonorgestrel without a prescription, now wants women to give their names and contact details to pharmacists before getting the drug.
But family planning groups claim that the call is a serious invasion of privacy, which could defeat the purpose and lead to unwanted pregnancies.
The medical …