Scotland's new family planning strategy will encourage women to abandon the contraceptive pill
and use longer-term alternatives instead, it has emerged.
The new strategy, which is set to be launched in the spring, will outline steps to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies.
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Government told Scotland on Sunday: "The campaign will feature all types of long-lasting, reversible contraception - injections, coil and implants.
"The aim will be to reduce unintended pregnancies, because of the low failure rate and high reliability rates of these methods."
Announcing the £270,000 campaign, public health minister Shona Robison commented: "By increasing knowledge and providing better information…people will be able to make more informed choices."
The Scotsman recently revealed that Scotland will soon have its own private clinic
specialising in late-term abortions to accommodate the hundreds of women seeking abortions up to the legal limit of 24 weeks of pregnancy.