Emergency Contraception

Is The Morning After Pill Safe? What We Know So Far

You might be surprised.<p>As more and more pharmacies slash the price of the morning after pill, concerns have been raised that cheaper prices might encourage women to “misuse or overuse” it.<p>These kind of comments imply it’s not safe to use emergency contraception (EC) more than once, perpetuating …

Contraception

Morning after pill offered online for just £4.99 - a fraction of the cost from most pharmacies

It offers the emergency contraception at a fraction of the cost of most pharmacies - but some argue women should get a consultation.

Contraception

What Do We Want? A Plan B Vending Machine! When Do We Want It? Now!

<b>When students return to Stanford University this month</b> they will find a curious machine in their midst. Nailed to the wall in the gender neutral bathroom in the Tressider Memorial Union building, it looks just like every other vending machine on campus. Except this one doesn’t sell Doritos or …

Contraception

It's best to leave contraception to those who need it

A poorly judged apology and a grudging reduction in the cost of the morning-after pill means Boots ‘provoked more complaints’ than it bargained for<p>I am reeling, <i>reeling</i>, at this week’s extreme version of the soulless apology, where the other person, their chin held up awfully proudly, says: “I’m so …

Contraception

The dos and don'ts of taking your medical needs online

With more online GP services cropping up and new apps launching to help monitor and manage symptoms, the internet's role in how we look after our …

Health Care

Boots staff 'harassed' by morning-after pill campaigners

<b>Boots has accused a pregnancy charity of encouraging the "harassment" of its senior employees in a dispute over the cost of its morning-after pills.</b><p>Lawyers for Boots said the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) helped supporters to send a "torrent of personal abuse" to members of …

Contraception

Boots cuts price of morning-after pill after weeks of controversy over costs

High street chemist will sell a cheaper generic version of the pill in all its stores by October, but it is still more expensive than at competitor pharmacies<p>Boots has cut the price of emergency contraception weeks after it sparked outrage by refusing to do so in case it encouraged women to have …

Business

The Most Googled Questions About Contraception Answered

What contraception is best for you?<p>Contraception is a tricky one.<p>It shouldn't be, given that it's 2017 and the pill was first introduced in 1961 …

Medicine

Boots Sent Its Lawyers After the Charity Campaigning for a Cheaper Morning After Pill

Before lowering the price of its emergency contraception, the retailer sent women’s healthcare charity bpas a legal warning.<p>It's been six weeks since Boots responded to public pressure over the unnecessarily high price of their emergency contraception. After campaigning from British Pregnancy …

Contraception

Boots sent charity legal warning over pill row

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) revealed the high street chain accused it of encouraging "personal abuse" and "harassment" of top Boots …

UK News

Boots Sent A Legal Warning To A Charity Campaigning To Lower The Price Of The Morning-After Pill

Lawyers for the pharmacy chain accused the British Pregnancy Advisory Service of tacitly encouraging the abuse of senior Boots staff, BuzzFeed News has learned.<p>Boots accused a charity which had lobbied for pharmacies to reduce the price of emergency contraception of encouraging the abuse and …

Contraception

Finally! Boots Has Announced a Lower Price For Its Emergency Contraception

Everyone, sit down for this. After much dispute, Boots have announced it will be lowering the price of its emergency contraception, and well, it's …

Contraception

8 lies people tell you about getting pregnant

Like that you can't get pregnant on your period.<p>It might seem simple, but there are still a lot of common myths around getting pregnant. We asked the Family Planning Association's Chief Executive, Natika Hali, to clarify a few things:<p>Lie 1: You can't get pregnant if you're breastfeeding<p>Conceiving …

Pregnancy

Is it really a breakup until you’ve gotten your period?

<i>Welcome to Time of the Month, a Mic essay series that looks at how people who get periods consciously — or subconsciously — mark the passage of time,</i> …

Love

Pharmacies could do more to help improve everyone’s health

Most people aren’t aware that high street pharmacies offer much more than dispensing and selling medicines. Many also provide a wide range of …

Health Care

17 things you *must* do to be safe and have the best time when you're vacationing alone

Though it may be an unpopular opinion, we actually think vacationing alone is the <i>best</i> way to travel. After all, there’s nothing like a solo vacation …

Self Defense

4 Ways Going to the Doctor Is Radically Changing

The future of health care in the U.S. is far from settled, but how people receive it now is also undergoing a revolution. Health records are …

Health Care

5 Things to Do at the Gynecologist

One stop shop.<p><i>This advice was written by Andrea Miller, president of the National Institute of Reproductive Health</i><p>During the more than two decades I’ve spent working in the reproductive health and rights movement, I’ve fought to expand access to reproductive health care, to defeat …

Pregnancy

6 things you need to know about emergency contraception

What's on offer, where you can get it and when to take it<p>Sex should be pleasurable and worry-free – which is why it's important to be clued up on …

Women's News

Exactly What To Do If You Forget To Take Your Birth Control Pill

First of all, deep breaths.<p>No matter how hyper-organized you are, there’s bound to be a day when taking your birth control pill straight-up slips your mind, or a disruption in your schedule knocks you out of your pill-popping groove. Realizing there’s one too many pills in your pack can send even …

Pregnancy

High street chemist 'truly sorry' after refusing to reduce cost of morning-after pill

HIGH street chemist Boots has said it is "truly sorry" for the way it responded to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of emergency …

Manchester

Female MPs intervene in Boots morning-after pill debacle

It follows calls for a boycott of the high street retailer<p>Boots has said it is "truly sorry" after a group of female MPs in the women's parliamentary …

Contraception

Punishing UK Women When Condoms Fail

Expand A sign outside a store of pharmacy and cosmetics chain Boots is seen in London, May 16, 2011. © 2011 ReutersBritish-based pharmacy mega-chain …

Human Rights

Boots 'truly sorry' for 'patronising' morning after pill comments amid calls to cut contraception costs

Boots has said it is "truly sorry" for its response to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of the morning after pill.<p>The chain faced criticism …

Contraception

Boots 'truly sorry' over emergency contraception campaign response

High street chemist Boots has said it is "truly sorry" for the way it responded to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of emergency …

Contraception

Boots apologises for saying women might 'misuse' morning after pill if it reduced the price

High street chemist Boots has said it is “truly sorry” for the way it responded to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of emergency …

Contraception

Boots apologises over response to emergency contraception campaign

The high street chemist came under fire for refusing to reduce the cost of the morning-after pill.<p>High street chemist Boots has said it is "truly …

Contraception

Boots apologises for refusing to cut price of morning-after pill over fear it may encourage its use

British high street chemist Boots has said it is "truly sorry" for the way it responded to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of emergency …

News (Ireland)

Boots apologises after saying lowering the price of emergency contraception could lead to "inappropriate use"

UK chemist Boots has apologised for its comments over the “sexist surcharge” on the morning-after pill, after saying it was avoiding “incentivising …

Contraception

Boots apologises for morning-after pill response

<b>Boots has said it is "truly sorry" for its response to calls to cut the cost of one of its morning-after pills.</b><p>The pharmaceutical company was criticised after telling the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) it was avoiding "incentivising inappropriate use".<p>It now says it is looking for …

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