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NICE dismisses morning-after pill concerns

A senior figure from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has dismissed claims that new NHS guidelines allow girls to stock up on the morning-after pill.

Professor Mike Kelly, the institute's director of public health, said girls would only be able to take pills in advance if they were using contraceptives with a higher risk of failure.

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "Sometimes people don't use [condoms] properly and sometimes they fail and in those circumstances, the person might make use of the emergency contraception."

  • 26 Mar 2014
  • From the section Health
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