Over-the-counter contraception a mistake, says medical association

.- The Australian Medical Association says the decision to make the morning-after pill the first contraceptive available in the country without a prescription was a mistake, reported the Australian Associated Press (AAP) Jan. 1. The contraception Postinor-2 became legally available over the counter Jan. 2.

AMA ethics committee chairwoman Dr. Rosanna Capolingua called on Health Minister Tony Abbott to reverse the decision, arguing that pharmacists were not prepared to deal with the sensitive matter of emergency contraception.

A consultation with a doctor also offers women the chance for appropriate counseling and advice on emergency contraception, Capolingua added.

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