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Piloting the morning-after pill. There is a draft regulation

MedExpress Team

Published April 4, 2024 11:02

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A health minister's regulation is set to take effect on May 1, which calls for emergency contraception to be available to people over the age of 15, after a pharmacist has interviewed and issued a prescription. The draft has been sent for public consultation, which will last two weeks.

On March 29, President Andrzej Duda vetoed an amendment to the provisions of the Pharmaceutical Law, which restored access to the so-called "day-after pill" without a prescription. The president justified the decision by "respecting constitutional rights and the standard of protection of children's health." The Health Minister announced that in the event of a presidential veto (it was announced while the law was still being worked on in the Sejm and motivated by the age limit for the availability of the drug without a ...

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