Some contraceptive pills could be sold over the counter in the UK for the first time, the government has said.
It is asking the public for their views on whether two progestogen-only pills, also known as the “mini-pill”, should be available without prescription.
The move has been called “a landmark opportunity in women’s health” that would improve access to contraception.
But there are also concerns about how much the pills would cost and how they would be given out.
The public consultation, which is open until 5 March, concerns two pills: Lovima 75 microgram tablets and Hana 75 microgram tablets.