This service is for the provision Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) to females in the community pharmacy setting.

The aims of this service are to:

  • Improve access to emergency contraception, safer sex and sexual health advice

  • Reduce the number of unintended pregnancies in the client group by use of EHC

  • Refer all clients accessing this service into mainstream contraceptive services for ongoing contraceptive needs

  • Increase the knowledge of risks associated with sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

  • Refer clients at risk of STIs to an appropriate service; and

  • Increase knowledge, especially among young people, of the availability of EHC from the community pharmacy setting.

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