Germans debate prescription status of LNG EC

In Germany, the discussion continues over whether levonorgestrel-only emergency contraception should be issued in the future without a doctor’s prescription. Currently, a prescription is still needed in order to purchase Emergency Contraception, and only physicians can prescribe it. At a hearing of the Health Committee of the Bundestag in April, testimony was given by health educators and pharmacists advocating for a change to the prescription-only status of EC, while most doctors and the insurance association maintained that a medical consultation was needed before the EC pills could be dispensed. Click to read the article in German or English