November 2022. An article recently published in the German edition of Glamour points at an important element in EC knowledge and use in many countries: the ban on EC advertising in media outlets, and how it contributes to the low knowledge of this contraceptive method.
“I was unprepared for everything I had to endure that morning at the pharmacy. Because in Germany there is an advertising ban for the morning-after pill. So there is no way to find out about this very important drug that enables women to exercise their right to physical self-determination. As a result, every fourth woman in Germany is not even aware that the morning-after pill can be used to prevent an unwanted pregnancy if there is a contraceptive failure. Furthermore, 50 percent of women do not know that the morning-after pill is available in pharmacies without a prescription.”
The article is available on Glamour’s website: