We are disappointed but not surprised that @BootsUK has rejected calls from MPs, campaigners, and women’s healthcare bodies to retain a fairer price for emergency contraception. Today, Boots are charging between £15.99 and £56.50 (!!!!) for this essential medication.
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@BootsUK ran a “Black Friday” 50% discount on emergency hormonal contraception, allowing women to purchase the generic version Levonorgestrel 1500mcg for £8 from their website. However, the price has now increased back to £15.99.

Dec 2, 2021 · 4:32 PM UTC

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Women needing levonorgestrel EC who have a BMI of over 26, weigh more than 11 stone, & those on certain medications, must purchase a double dose pack. This costs £31.98 for the generic and £56.50 for the branded version. That's almost £60 to prevent unplanned pregnancy.
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@BootsUK had the opportunity to show a commitment to the reproductive wellbeing of the communities they serve, but sadly this has not been taken.
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Given that during the festive period NHS contraceptive services may be harder to access, we urge women to look at obtaining an advance supply of emergency contraception, so they are not forced to pay eye-watering sums in an emergency.
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A coalition of Labour MPs, led by @DianaJohnsonMP, wrote to the Managing Director of @BootsUK imploring them to lead the way and scrap the sexist surcharge on emergency contraception. Boots has not yet responded.
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The @RCObsGyn has also expressed their concern about the cost, stating that "no one should be forced to pay marked-up prices for medication that allows them to safely manage their reproductive and sexual health as well as prevent unplanned pregnancies."
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Now that Boots have doubled the price of emergency contraception, BPAS will double our efforts to make this medication accessible for all those who need it, all year round. We will also continue to campaign for properly funded NHS sexual health services.
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Thousands of supporters have signed our petition to @BootsUK calling for fairer pricing for emergency contraception. You can add your voice by signing here: bpas-campaigns.org/campaigns…
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