EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION – An advertisement for emergency contraception

DKT’s boundary-pushing new commercial features a couple’s journey from the bedroom to the pharmacy to find the Lydia emergency contraceptive pill. Since its airing, pharmacists have reported that women have begun to simply ask for “the pill they saw on TV”. The advertisement is now airing in Mali, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin, Togo, and Burkina Faso. SOURCE: DKT International News & Updates September 2019

Polish government restricts emergency contraception to prescription only

On 25 May, the Polish Parliament voted in favour of limiting access to emergency contraception. The new law focuses on overall on access to medicines, but it makes all contraception, including emergency contraception, available only on prescription from a doctor. The vote was 242 in favour, including all the representatives of the ruling Law and Justice party, 188 against and 9 abstentions; 21 did not attend. Emergency contraception (EC) is available over the counter in … Continued

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