Morning-after pill 'should be available in schools'

Teenage girls should be given greater access to the morning-after pill in schools and GP surgeries alongside free condoms, according to the NHS watchdog the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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Morning-after pill 'should be available to all women'

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service, which carries out the most abortions in the UK, said "women of all ages" should be able to keep the morning-after pill at home.

Fresh guidance from Nice suggests teenage girls should have greater access to the morning-after pill. Credit: Klaus Rose/DPA

Teenage girls should be given greater access to the morning-after pill in schools and GP surgeries, health watchdog Nice said.

Ann Furedi, chief executive of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service, told The Times (£): “Ideally we would like women of all ages to be able to either keep the emergency pill at home or obtain it free of charge from their local pharmacy.”

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