Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Free morning-after pill to go on trial

From the New Zealand Herald:
Auckland women are only a few months away from being able to go to their pharmacist and get free, unlimited access to the morning-after pill.

The Auckland District Health Board decided at a board meeting yesterday to support the scheme, detailed in the Herald on Tuesday.

Any woman, of any age, will be able to make use of the $300,000 scheme during its trial period.

The pills will be available to whoever has a need, and will not be restricted to limited numbers for each woman.

Women will be asked to provide some personal details when they receive the free pill from their pharmacist. Those details will be used to determine the success of the pilot scheme, and will not be placed on medical records. ...more

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