Rescheduling of ulipristal acetate (EllaOne®) in Australia

SHine SA, October 2016

SHine SA and Family Planning Alliance Australia put in submissions to the TGA for the rescheduling of ulipristal acetate (EllaOne®), a new emergency contraceptive pill in Australia.

The rescheduling is from prescription-only to Schedule 3 (available in pharmacies with a pharmacy consultation). This has now been approved, to take place from February 2017.

This is an important access issue.

EllaOne® emergency contraception has also been added to the SHine SA formulary.

Access TGA information about ulipristal acetate (including links to the public submissions) here 

Advancing sexual and reproductive wellbeing in Australia: the Melbourne Proclamation

Media Release, 4 May 2015

The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Family Planning Alliance Australia (FPAA) have today launched a new policy document designed to advance sexual and reproductive wellbeing in Australia. The ‘Melbourne Proclamation’ provides recommendations in ten key action areas, developed to reflect discussions at the recent Second National Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference