Posts Tagged ‘morning after pill’

Pharmacist refuses to sell morning-after pill

Friday, February 26th, 2016

A Wairoa pharmacist refuses to sell the emergency contraceptive pill over her counter because of personal beliefs. To be eligible to sell the emergency contraceptive pill, commonly referred to as the morning-after pill, pharmacists have to complete a course. Owner Elsa Norvil says she will not do this, for personal reasons. “I am not prepared Read more

Doctors differ over German bishops and morning-after pill

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Germany’s Catholic bishops have decided that Catholic hospitals should provide the “morning-after” pill to rape victims “as long as this has a prophylactic and not an abortive effect”. But some Catholic doctors, who say the bishops relied on inaccurate medical information, question the assertion that this pill can function solely as a contraceptive. The bishops Read more

German cardinal in dispute over morning-after pill

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Cardinal Joachim Meisner of Cologne has been embroiled in controversy after making a statement apparently approving the use of some forms of the morning-after pill for victims of rape. Though a spokeswoman for the German cardinal said he had consulted the Vatican, the president of the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, Dr Jose Maria Read more

Morning after pill may be made free to children as young as 12 in Taranaki

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Pharmacies are being targeted to provide the emergency contraceptive pill, commonly known as the morning after pill, to Taranaki youth aged between 12 and 24, as part of the development of Taranaki’s Taiohi (youth) health strategy. District health board portfolio manager Jenny James said the teenage birth, termination of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection rates Read more