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Morning-after pill use tripled after Royal Wedding

20/06/2011 | Morning-After Pill |
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NHS Northamptonshire has revealed statistics that show that the number of people requesting emergency contraception more than tripled over the bank holiday weekend.

The extended bank holiday weekend included the Royal Wedding of Kate Middleton to Prince William, and this is being pinpointed as the reason for the boost in demand. More than three times the number of people who normally request the morning after pill at that time of year did so after the event.

Heidi King, who is a sexual health worker, was quoted in the Metro with her theory: “It was a beautifully warm weekend in Northamptonshire and there were street parties as well as house parties....

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