The emergency contraceptive pill, or morning after pill, normally comes at a cost of at least $40 at New Zealand pharmacies.
But across Northland, it is free. For the last two years, the DHB has fully funded consultations and dispensing of the ECP at three quarters of pharmacies, to reduce unwanted pregnancies.
The contracts are now being renewed for at least another year. And as Sam Olley reports, pharmacists hope the initiative can go nationwide.