The government announced proposals to make the contraceptive pill available over the counter, today. Other people are better informed on this than I, but it was good to hear Nadine Dorries MP on the radio, making the case for caution. Being able to get the pill from pharmacies will make it easier for young people to become sexually active, increase risk from std's, and cuts parents out of the equation as kids send their 16-year-old looking friends in to get the Pill for them, rather than having to see a doctor.
The Department of health ('Doh'! for short), has no statement on its website about this.