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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