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Position Statement: Access To Emergency Contraception

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Access to emergency contraception

Family Planning Queensland (FPQ) believes that promoting access to emergency contraception (EC) advances women's health and reproductive self-determination. Reproductive health implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life; they have the capability to reproduce; and that they have the freedom to decide if, when and how to do so. EC has the capacity to reduce unintended pregnancies.

FPQ supports the World Health Organisation and International Planned Parenthood Federation's recommendations:

FPQ confirms its support for women seeking choice in their sexual and reproductive lives. EC is a simple, safe and effective method of contraception that women should have equitable and easy access to.

FPQ seeks to improve access to EC for all women by: