Scotland experts back alternatives to contraceptive pill

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.

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