It will no longer be necessary to have a medical prescription to dispense ulipistral acetate (EllaOne), the drug used for emergency contraception up to five days after intercourse, even to minors. This was established by the Italian Medicines Agency with Resolution no. 998 of last 8 October. “This is a highly effective tool for emergency contraception for young women who have had unprotected intercourse, within 5 days of intercourse, – says AIFA Director General, Nicola Magrini – and it is also, in my opinion, an ethical tool as it allows to avoid the critical moments that are usually borne only by girls.
I want to emphasize that this is emergency contraception and that it is not a drug to be used regularly ”. At the time of purchase at the pharmacy, the drug will be accompanied by an information sheet with the aim of promoting informed contraception and avoiding inappropriate use of emergency contraception.