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  • Oct 24, 2014
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Emergency Contraception

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

Taking the fright out of the night before

Emergency contraceptive may be easier to get after study finds it is not abused

Hong Kong is taking the first step towards making morning-after pills more widely available, after a study showed women can be relied on not to abuse the emergency contraceptives if they are given them in advance.

4 Nov 2004 - 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

Copywriters at a loss for words for birth control ad

An advertising campaign to publicise a new government-approved emergency contraceptive has been delayed because copywriters are at a loss to find the Hindi equivalent of English expressions like 'morning-after' or, more importantly, 'emergency contraceptive'.

2 Sep 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