Japan trials over-the-counter 'morning-after' pill

Japan began a pilot project on Tuesday selling over-the-counter "morning-after" contraceptive pills, but campaigners criticized the scheme as far too small and called for all restrictions to be lifted.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Japan approves abortion pill for the first time

The abortion pill will become available in Japan for the first time after the health ministry approved the drug used to terminate early-stage pregnancy.


How Plan B and other generic drugs work to prevent pregnancy

Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June 2022 and the end of constitutional protection for abortion, emergency contraception has become more difficult to obtain and—more than ever—shrouded in misinformation.

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