An increasing number of pharmacies are now offering a Women’s Health Clinic and Sexual Health Clinic to expand their range of clinical services offered to customers.
About 3.5 million women in the UK rely on the pill to avoid unwanted pregnancy. While contraceptives are available on the NHS free of charge, GPs are often reluctant to prescribe the newer, more sophisticated pills due to budget restrictions.
Convenience is also a strong selling point as the pill is often taken at the long term over many years, which means that not having to book an appointment with the GP each time a new supply is needed saves the patient time and hassle.
Using this PGD also offers a wider choice of contraceptives to women who may otherwise be limited to one option as prescribed by their GP.