BPAS offers free contraceptive pills for women this Christmas
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), which has launched the campaign, said the idea behind the new service was to help women who frequently discover it hard to obtain the medication quickly over the Christmas (festivals) or holiday time.
During its online campaign, a BPAS reference increased in the festival celebration as one cause and also warns that pharmacy closed due to the holidays often made it harder to get hold of emergency contraception.
The new service allows women to request the morning after pill in advance and, following a 15-minute telephone consultation with a nurse, receive a pack that also includes condoms and “advice text”.
The morning-after pill can be taken up to 72 hours after a woman had sex, even though it is most effective if taken within 12 hours.
The anti-abortion charity Life fated the service, saying it encouraged risky sexual behaviour.
According to the source that Department of Health figures show 189,574 abortions were carried out in England and Wales in 2010, 0.3 percent more than in 2009 and eight percent more than in 2000. Some 91 percent were carried out at less than 13 weeks.
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) said more women with unplanned pregnancies it seen other time, and hoped the project would reduce numbers.