Boots to offer morning-after pill without prescription

Pharmacists at Boots in Ireland will provide emergency contraception to the public from Wednesday without a presciption.

The morning-after pill will be provided after consultation with the pharmacist in a private consultation room.

Emergency contraception has been licensed for use in Ireland since late 2001. However, until now, women required a doctor's prescription.

The service will be available in all Boots pharmacies around the country.

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