Concerns and cautions about prescribing and deregulating emergency contraception: a qualitative study of GPs using telephone interviews.
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe GPs' responses to a clinical scenario of a request for a repeat prescription for hormonal emergency contraception (EC), their views about over-the-counter availability and beliefs about absolute contraindications. DESIGN: We conducted semi-structured tape-recorded telephone interviews with 76 GPs randomly selected from the medical registers of three health authorities which were chosen for high, medium and low prescribing rates for EC. RESULTS: There was a wid...Expand abstract
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