The Pill online: Fear for young girls as website starts selling prescription-only contraceptives today
The contraceptive pill will be sold by an officially-sanctioned UK website from today.
Until now it has been available only on prescription from GPs and clinics.
The doctors running the DrThom website say it is aimed at busy working mothers and those living a long way from a GP.
But the development has raised fears that young girls will go online and buy the Pill.
There are also warnings that an internet service cannot carry out the same health checks as GPs - and that the side-effect dangers of the drug mean it should not be 'handed out like Smarties'.