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  • Nov 23, 2014
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US court allows sales of morning-after pills to under-17s without prescription

After a decade-long battle over access to emergency contraception, a federal judge yesterday ordered US regulators to make the morning-after pill available over the counter without limits on age.

Saturday, 6 April, 2013, 3:04am

Ask the doctors

I've been taking birth control pills for almost seven years and decided to stop taking them as of my last cycle last week. What kind of changes should I be expecting?

5 Feb 2013 - 9:30am

Film focus

In Limitless (Fox Movies Premium; tonight at 9pm), Bradley Cooper (below right; The Hangover) plays Eddie Morra, a scruffy, down-on-his-luck author suffering from writer's block. He's trying to finish an ambitious science-fiction novel but his publisher's deadline is looming and he hasn't written a single word.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Sweetening the pill

The health chief said a new health-care-financing model will be proposed next year. What hopes should we have for this fresh initiative, given that it is now the seventh option to be put forward? Write to us.

11 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Doctor struck off for 3 months over drugs in slimming treatment

A doctor has been found guilty of prescribing drugs to a patient receiving slimming treatment at a Causeway Bay beauty parlour without a physical examination or telling her the possible side effects of the drugs.

Siu Ting-wing was also convicted of not properly labelling the drugs dispensed to a Ms Cheung, whose full name the Medical Council ordered suppressed.

17 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

A bitter pill to swallow

Anthony Wu Ting-yuk often drops in unannounced at hospitals to talk to patients and staff, but on one recent visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital he was in for quite a shock.

8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Slice of life

Excerpts from the South China Morning Post this week in 1966

A farmer, who killed his wife in a fight over her failure to feed the pigs and then buried her under a pigsty, was jailed for 18 months.

Tong Kwai-lam admitted at the Criminal Sessions to having strangled his wife seven years earlier.

16 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Young woman used pill 14 times in one-year period

One young woman took morning-after pills 14 times and another resorted to them on seven occasions during the one-year study.

All the women taking part had been given three courses. They were told that if they ran out before the study was completed, they should return to the Family Planning Association for counselling and more drugs.

4 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

A new era in birth control - the patch

Touted as simpler and more convenient than the pill, the EVRA emits medication for a full week

The contraceptive patch, touted to be just as effective but simpler and more convenient to use than the birth control pill, has arrived in Hong Kong.

5 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Slimming pill alert

More than 100 women have been advised to seek specialist treatment after taking mainland-produced slimming pills found to contain fenfluramine, a drug linked to heart disease and banned in Hong Kong. The Health Department asked people who might have taken the Seven Days Seven Fairy Maidens Forever-Youth Immunity Capsule to come forward.

3 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Women referred to clinics over diet pills

Four women who took a slimming pill that is sold on the mainland and contains a drug linked to heart disease have been referred by the Health Department to the Hospital Authority's outpatient clinics for check-ups.

A department spokesman yesterday said the women were among 20 people - one male and 19 female, aged 22 to 41 - to phone in claiming they had taken the pills.

24 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Abortion pill good news for our beleaguered planet

I understand that the pill allowing women to terminate a pregnancy in the first nine weeks after conception may soon be available in Hong Kong.

This is something that should be welcomed.

Thanks to national organisations in the US such as Zero Population Growth, this pill, known as Mifepriston, or RU486, was approved for sale in the US in September.

24 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Pill puzzler

In the article headlined, 'Putting men on the pill' (South China Morning Post, July 26), it was said that supporters of the male pill believed that: 'Women would no longer have to bear the burden of taking the female pill, which can produce serious side effects.'

31 Jul 2000 - 12:00am