Our expert says:
Contraceptives does require a prescription as most (with the exception of "emergency contraception" and the "mini-pill") are S3 or S4.
The scheduling did not change in the last 5 years.
Because these tablets does hold an element of risk, a complete physical examination is advised and your doctor should consider your medical history before any oral contraceptives are prescribed.
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