United Kingdom: RCOG calls to reclassify EC pills for sale without consultation

December, 2019. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (RCOG) recommends to reclassify emergency contraception (EC) pills as General Sales List products (so they can be sold straight off the shelf without consultation), as a simple and cost-effective measure to improve women’s access to health care. 

This is one of several recommendations made by RCOG in Better for Women, a report launched on December 2nd and which points at simple measures that can improve the health and wellbeing of girls and women in the United KingdomWith regards to EC pills, RCOB recommends to provide easier access and supports FSRH calls for individuals, including under-18s, to have full access to free emergency contraception at time and place of need.

You can access the report directly from RCOG webpage