A study of the provision of the emergency contraceptive pill over-the counter in Australia

  • Stewart, Kay (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Australian abortion rates, especially among young women, are a major concern. The emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) is an effective method for the prevention of unwanted and unplanned pregnancy with the potential to reduce abortions. The study aims to provide evidence of whether the rescheduling of ECP in Australia so that pharmacists as well as doctors can dipense it, has improved its accessability and use by women at risk of abortion. It will also assess whether pharmacists feel confident, well-trained and supported to provide it and whetther abortion rates have reduced. The sutdy will provide policymakers with the evidence to assess whether this important initative is effective and what is needed to improve its effectiveness.
Effective start/end date14/12/0531/12/07


  • Australian Research Council (ARC)