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Charity to post 'just in case' emergency pill during Olympics

Women in London will be able to access a free emergency contraception “just in case kit” during the summer months to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

It is predicted the “significant disruption” caused by the Olympic Games may make it more difficult for women to access healthcare services across the capital.  

Sexual health charity British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) will post the kit containing the morning after pill and condoms following a telephone consultation with one of its contraceptive nurses.  

The charity believes it “makes sense” for women to keep an emergency pill at home and avoid “unnecessary difficulty and delay”.

"Our Just in Case kit means you have a back-up there when you need it, wherever you happen to be. The sooner you take emergency contraception the more effective it is,” said Tracey Forsyth, BPAS' Lead Contraceptive Nurse.

"If you carry an umbrella in your bag or a spare tyre in your boot no-one would suggest you are hoping for rain or planning on a puncture. Having the morning-after-pill to hand is no different. It doesn't mean you're planning on taking chances, it means you're planning on protecting yourself when things don't go according to plan."