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Getting a morning-after pill now like ‘ordering a pizza’

Published On: Tue, Dec 6th, 2011 | Social Health | By BioNews

Getting a morning-after pill in Britain is now as easy as ordering a pizza, thanks to a scheme launched by British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

The BPAS has launched a scheme offering women free supplies of the pill delivered directly to their homes.

It said that the scheme will help women prevent unwanted pregnancy over the Christmas and New Year period, but anti abortion groups are against the move.

“Getting it should not be as easy as dialling for a pizza,” the Daily Express quoted Michaela Aston, from anti-abortion group Life, as saying.

The group said women should not be encouraged to stockpile the morning-after pill and also warned of health risks because women will not be examined by a doctor before they take it.

The BPSA said women fill out a form online and will be phoned by a nurse who will check their age and ensure the pill is for immediate use.

The pill is most effective if taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex.

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