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#Contraception

From TheJournal.ie Free contraception recommended for young women only, due to cost Hard Pill To Swallow

Free contraception recommended for young women only, due to cost

Making contraception free for everyone could be “an ineffective use of scarce resources”, a report has found.

From TheJournal.ie Minister sets up period poverty committee: 'Menstruation is not a choice' Women's Health

Minister sets up period poverty committee: 'Menstruation is not a choice'

The health minister said women are facing significant costs paying for sanitary products.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should VAT be removed on condoms and menstrual cups? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should VAT be removed on condoms and menstrual cups?

The idea is backed by Minister for Health Simon Harris.

From TheJournal.ie Harris wants VAT removed on condoms and menstrual cups Contraception

Harris wants VAT removed on condoms and menstrual cups

Currently,13.5% VAT applies to condoms, but the minister wants this brought down to 0%.

From TheJournal.ie Harris announces public consultation on increasing access to contraception Free Contraception

Harris announces public consultation on increasing access to contraception

A working group on the matter was established by government earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'd rather see her using contraceptives than be throwing flowers on her grave' May Mcgee

'I'd rather see her using contraceptives than be throwing flowers on her grave'

May McGee’s fight to overturn Ireland’s ban on contraception is the subject of a documentary on RTÉ One this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for free folic acid to be given to Irish women as minister considers it ahead of Budget Birth Defects

Calls for free folic acid to be given to Irish women as minister considers it ahead of Budget

Taking folic acid every day helps prevent your unborn baby from developing serious and possibly fatal conditions.

From TheJournal.ie Harris announces group to examine how to make contraception cheaper Contraception

Harris announces group to examine how to make contraception cheaper

The group will examine the extent to which cost is a barrier to accessing reliable methods of contraception in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Working group to investigate how to roll out free contraception for Irish women The Pill

Working group to investigate how to roll out free contraception for Irish women

People with outside expertise will sit on the new group, with a chairperson to be appointed shortly.

From TheJournal.ie Researchers in Scotland need men to trial a male contraceptive gel Male Contraception

Researchers in Scotland need men to trial a male contraceptive gel

Previous trials have shown some success

Quitting contraception: why women are throwing out the pill

And why we should investigate our options first.

From TheJournal.ie Harris lobbied by pharmacists' group and pharma company on free contraception Health Minister

Harris lobbied by pharmacists' group and pharma company on free contraception

The Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment recommended free contraception for all women.

You don't have to take a 7 day break on the contraceptive pill to appease the Pope anymore

Research shows the break provides no health benefit.

From TheJournal.ie Trump's order to block some women's access to free contraception blocked by judge Obamacare

Trump's order to block some women's access to free contraception blocked by judge

It was estimated that over 70,000 women would be affecting by the repeal of the Obama-era provision.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I was always adamant I'd never have the snip ... but I did Opinion

Opinion: I was always adamant I'd never have the snip ... but I did

It was incomprehensible to me that I would ever intentionally harm such a vital part of my body. I’d sooner lose a leg, writes Eric Nolan.

From TheJournal.ie New self-lubricating condoms can reduce infection risk and withstand '1,000 thrusts' Contraception

New self-lubricating condoms can reduce infection risk and withstand '1,000 thrusts'

This condom was more likely to retain its “slipperiness”, researchers found.

From TheJournal.ie Giving women free access to the pill will require a change in the law Safe Sex

Giving women free access to the pill will require a change in the law

As part of this year’s budget talks, the minister plans to increase the availability of free condoms.

From TheJournal.ie Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free Rollback

Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free

Currently they have a VAT rate of 13.5%.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the contraceptive pill be available for free without prescription? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the contraceptive pill be available for free without prescription?

Fianna Fáil has added to calls to make the pill more freely available.

From TheJournal.ie Minister on bishop's comments: 'Contraception is fact of life now for women' Bishop Of Elphin

Minister on bishop's comments: 'Contraception is fact of life now for women'

Mary Mitchell O’Conner said she agreed with the health minister that religion should not determine health and social policy in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Government to provide more free condoms to tackle crisis pregnancies Free Contraception

Government to provide more free condoms to tackle crisis pregnancies

Consideration is also being given to the extension of the provision of the morning-after pill.

'It's insulting to suggest that people get an abortion on a whim'

To say that people will use it as a contraceptive is to imply that you don’t trust people in general and that they should be punished for mistakes.

From TheJournal.ie 'Completely flawed': Doctors and pharmacists divided over plans for free contraception On The Pill

'Completely flawed': Doctors and pharmacists divided over plans for free contraception

Doctors say they’re best placed to prescribe contraception, but pharmacists say they can play a key role.

From TheJournal.ie Government plans to reduce the cost of the morning-after pill or make it free for all women Contraception

Government plans to reduce the cost of the morning-after pill or make it free for all women

The minister plans to expand access to barrier contraception.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should contraception be made free for all Irish people? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should contraception be made free for all Irish people?

It has emerged that proposals are being drawn up to consider the ‘nature and scope’ of free contraception for Irish citizens.

From TheJournal.ie Government considering the roll-out of free contraception The Pill

Government considering the roll-out of free contraception

Minister Harris said work to consider the costs and other implications is continuing within his department.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should free contraception be introduced in Ireland and, if so, for whom? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should free contraception be introduced in Ireland and, if so, for whom?

The Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA) says there is a ‘compelling rationale’ for the introduction of free birth control for women.

From TheJournal.ie 'Liberal' barrister fought game changer case that overturned the ban on importing contraceptives DONAL BARRINGTON

'Liberal' barrister fought game changer case that overturned the ban on importing contraceptives

Former Supreme Court justice Donal Barrington died this week at the age of 89.

From TheJournal.ie Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling Contraception

Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling

The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% in 15 years.

From TheJournal.ie India bans condom advertisements from prime time television Contraception

India bans condom advertisements from prime time television

An order issued Monday cited broadcasting regulations that prohibit vulgar or suggestive themes.

From TheJournal.ie 'Contempt for women reaches a new low': Trump administration rolls back free birth control access Religious Freedom

'Contempt for women reaches a new low': Trump administration rolls back free birth control access

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in response to the announcement.

From TheJournal.ie Boots apologises after it's accused of moralising to women about the morning-after pill Emergency Contraception

Boots apologises after it's accused of moralising to women about the morning-after pill

The pharmacy chain has been criticised over the price of its emergency contraceptive pill.

From TheJournal.ie 'There was nothing gained from punishing women who couldn't afford the morning after pill' Opinion

'There was nothing gained from punishing women who couldn't afford the morning after pill'

Up until 2011, anyone who needed emergency contraception had to attend a doctor in order to get a prescription.

From TheJournal.ie 'Umbrella shafts, bamboo and bicycle spokes': The illegal abortions killing Myanmar's women Taboo

'Umbrella shafts, bamboo and bicycle spokes': The illegal abortions killing Myanmar's women

Contraception is available in the country, but few women know how to use it and many young people are too ashamed to buy it.

Women everywhere are rolling their eyes at this deeply dumb stat about men and the pill

Turns out 52% of men need a refresher course in sex ed.

From TheJournal.ie 'A punishment from God's own hand' - the Irish got Biblical in their objections to 1985's contraception law Divine Argument

'A punishment from God's own hand' - the Irish got Biblical in their objections to 1985's contraception law

The 1985 Family Planning Act saw contraceptives made legal for over-18s without a prescription from selected outlets for the first time.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think the 'male pill' will take off? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the 'male pill' will take off?

The 96% effectiveness rate is similar to that achieved by the female combined pill.

From TheJournal.ie The 'male pill' could be coming, it's in jab form and it works Birth Control

The 'male pill' could be coming, it's in jab form and it works

Side-effects could delay it actually happening though.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: Meet the rising star of Germany's Far Right 7 Deadly Reads

Sitdown Sunday: Meet the rising star of Germany's Far Right

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

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