Doctors Need To Think Beyond The Pill For Contraceptionby The Daily Eye Team October 7 2016, 11:14 am Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 30 secs
The pill revolutionised society when it was introduced in Australia 55 years ago but now scientists are lobbying GPs to offer women alternative and more effective options.
Family Planning NSW senior medical officer Mary Stewart said there were cheaper, more effective long-term options that women weren't always hearing about."The pill is almost a rite of passage," Stewart said."Women are generally comfortable with it and and doctors know about it. We know that women are often not getting information on long-term reversible contracteptives when they go to the doctor asking about the pill."