Australia: Old EC dispensing practices, put into question

September 2023. In Australia, some pharmacies still require women to fill out a written form, in order to obtain EC. The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) created a form when EC pills were first introduced in the country (in the early 2000) but its use is no longer required nor recommended. This has triggered a debate about what is acceptable to be asked and what not, when procuring EC.

Read more in The Guardian article “‘Designed to shame women’: Australian pharmacies urged to scrap forms for emergency contraception” and webstory.   

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