Malta: Doctors For Choice EC Prescription Online Service

January 2022. Doctors for Choice in Malta launched an online service that provides a doctor’s prescription for EC pills and also helps women chose her preferred oral EC method (LNG or UPA).

EC pills are registered as over the counter medicines in Malta, but this online service will make access to EC easier for many, such as individuals with a complex medical history that may be denied EC at a pharmacy; people that do not fancy discussing their health and recent sexual activity in the pharmacy; or younger women (16 to 18), to whom sometimes pharmacist still request a prescription.

This is a very innovative effort to provide qualified support to those women who want advice prior to using EC; an efficient way to facilitate women’s decision making on post coital contraception; and a creative way to overcome the persisting barriers to EC access.