Tesco has stopped supplying emergency hormonal contraception to children under 16 years of age without a prescription after having come under pressure from pro-life pressure groups. Supplies were being made in a number of Tesco pharmacies as part of a Government pilot scheme.
Tesco says that some of its customers were concerned about supplies being made to under 16s without the consent of their parents. Figures from the pilot schemes showed that fewer than 1,000 consultations for the morning-after pill had taken place. Of these, only 70 involved girls under 16.