The sale of the attack pillars has almost doubled in five years.
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In the first six months of this year, eight per cent more emergency contraceptives were sold than in the same period in 2007. Over five years, the number is almost doubled, Aftenposten.no writes.
– It is initially positive that sales of emergency contraception increase. By making birth control more accessible, girls have a better chance of protecting themselves. They can take responsibility themselves, and we avoid unwanted pregnancies and abortions, “says Anne Tøsse, Nurse at the Sexual Information Clinic in Oslo.
The Pharmacy Society does not have the impression that many women use emergency contraception as more or less fixed contraception.
Selling most in the summer
It is especially during the summer vacation, after the start of the study in August and in December that the sale of emergency contraception is increasing.
– It’s been like this year after year. It is high season for sale of attack pills in connection with summer and summer holidays, and since July and August belong to the second half of the year, there will be higher sales figures, “says information manager Jostein Soldal in the Pharmacy Association to Aftenposten.no.
Most regrets in Oslo
Oslo is on top of the county record of attack sales. In the capital, almost 200 packs were sold in the first half of the year. 1000 women between the ages of 15 and 34.
The figure is more than twice as high as in Hedmark, Nord-Trøndelag and Sogn og Fjordane, located at the bottom of the overview.
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