UK: Access to EC ‘hit by lockdown’

June 2020. The use of emergency contraception (EC) pills dropped in the United Kingdom during the months of lockdown due to COVID-19 crisis. According to news from the BBC and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, direct sales in the pharmacy fell by 50% from March to April. Prescriptions for EC  pills issued by National Health Service (NHS) clinics, declined by around 20%.

Read the BBC report here and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society piece here.