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IFPA welcomes improved access to emergency contraception

By January 11, 2011News

News 10th January 2011

The IFPA (Irish Family Planning Association) welcomes the announcement today (10.01.11) that emergency contraceptive pills will be available directly at Boots pharmacies nationwide.

IFPA Medical Director Dr Caitriona Henchion said: “The IFPA has advocated for improved access to emergency contraceptive pills for a number of years because it is more effective the sooner it is taken. Emergency contraception is currently available directly from pharmacies in 17 European Union countries.

“The emergency contraceptive pill is a very safe and responsible method of preventing pregnancy and offers women and girls a second chance to prevent pregnancy when a regular method has failed, no method was used or sex was forced.

“The IFPA will continue to offer high-quality emergency contraceptive services at its two clinics in Dublin city centre and Tallaght.”

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