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.