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Boris Johnson faces calls to sack adviser who made controversial remarks about contraception and race
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Boris Johnson faces calls to sack adviser who made controversial remarks about contraception and race

Feb 17th 2020, 11:08 AM 45,621 Views 64 Comments

Andrew Sabisky once suggested enforcing the uptake of contraception to stop unplanned pregnancies “creating a permanent underclass”.

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's parties stand on women's healthcare ahead of the election
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Q&A: Here's where Ireland's parties stand on women's healthcare ahead of the election

Feb 7th 2020, 12:29 PM 7,751 Views 26 Comments

Where do the parties stand on issues like maternity and infant services, contraception and IVF?

US chastity speaker cancels trip to Ireland 'due to illness' after number of talks were axed
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US chastity speaker cancels trip to Ireland 'due to illness' after number of talks were axed

Updated Jan 14th 2020, 5:46 PM 73,154 Views 329 Comments

A number of talks by Jason Evert had already been cancelled amid criticism of his stance on homosexuality and other issues.

Scientists develop monthly contraceptive pill, but it's only been tested on pigs so far
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Scientists develop monthly contraceptive pill, but it's only been tested on pigs so far

Dec 5th 2019, 8:56 AM 11,417 Views 39 Comments

The pill sits in the stomach and dissolves slowly, releasing the hormones required to prevent pregnancy.

No money in next year's budget for free contraception, committee heard
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No money in next year's budget for free contraception, committee heard

Updated Nov 27th 2019, 9:06 PM 26,058 Views 79 Comments

A recent report recommends that free contraception rollout should target young women first.

Free contraception recommended for young women only, due to cost
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Free contraception recommended for young women only, due to cost

Oct 29th 2019, 12:44 PM 19,698 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Oct 7th 2019, 6:10 AM 22,379 Views 43 Comments

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

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

Aug 12th 2019, 9:05 AM 28,660 Views 76 Comments

The idea is backed by Minister for Health Simon Harris.

Harris wants VAT removed on condoms and menstrual cups
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Harris wants VAT removed on condoms and menstrual cups

Aug 12th 2019, 12:10 AM 22,558 Views 43 Comments

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

Harris announces public consultation on increasing access to contraception
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Harris announces public consultation on increasing access to contraception

Jul 9th 2019, 10:53 AM 9,821 Views 17 Comments

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

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

Jun 4th 2019, 4:55 PM 43,288 Views 33 Comments

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

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

May 27th 2019, 6:10 AM 13,838 Views 42 Comments

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

There’s been a major breakthrough in the male contraceptive pill and thank Christ for that
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There’s been a major breakthrough in the male contraceptive pill and thank Christ for that

Mar 27th 2019, 10:56 AM 10,545 Views 5 Comments

The future is here.

Harris announces group to examine how to make contraception cheaper
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Harris announces group to examine how to make contraception cheaper

Mar 4th 2019, 6:58 AM 9,362 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Feb 17th 2019, 8:00 AM 20,380 Views 63 Comments

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

Researchers in Scotland need men to trial a male contraceptive gel
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Researchers in Scotland need men to trial a male contraceptive gel

Feb 1st 2019, 5:35 PM 17,692 Views 30 Comments

Previous trials have shown some success

Quitting contraception: why women are throwing out the pill
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Quitting contraception: why women are throwing out the pill

Jan 29th 2019, 2:59 PM 11,513 Views 3 Comments

And why we should investigate our options first.

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

Jan 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 17,690 Views 44 Comments

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

Jan 21st 2019, 5:26 PM 15,119 Views 0 Comments

Research shows the break provides no health benefit.

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

Jan 15th 2019, 7:06 AM 22,878 Views 26 Comments

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

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

Jan 11th 2019, 7:00 AM 28,805 Views 40 Comments

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.

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

Oct 17th 2018, 2:45 PM 47,287 Views 74 Comments

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

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

Sep 27th 2018, 2:52 PM 14,294 Views 57 Comments

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

Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free
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Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free

Sep 14th 2018, 1:25 PM 12,135 Views 43 Comments

Currently they have a VAT rate of 13.5%.

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

Aug 16th 2018, 8:28 AM 31,738 Views 124 Comments

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

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

Aug 8th 2018, 6:20 AM 17,160 Views 38 Comments

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

Government to provide more free condoms to tackle crisis pregnancies
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Government to provide more free condoms to tackle crisis pregnancies

May 16th 2018, 6:37 PM 24,843 Views 95 Comments

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

Apr 27th 2018, 8:00 PM 5,444 Views 16 Comments

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.

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

Apr 12th 2018, 7:28 AM 13,445 Views 35 Comments

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

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

Mar 27th 2018, 8:06 PM 17,866 Views 69 Comments

The minister plans to expand access to barrier contraception.

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

Mar 10th 2018, 8:00 PM 49,717 Views 157 Comments

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

Government considering the roll-out of free contraception
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Government considering the roll-out of free contraception

Mar 9th 2018, 1:12 PM 36,375 Views 97 Comments

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

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

Feb 2nd 2018, 9:50 AM 31,001 Views 221 Comments

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

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

Jan 6th 2018, 10:00 AM 14,619 Views 66 Comments

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

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

Dec 29th 2017, 11:00 PM 20,531 Views 74 Comments

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

India bans condom advertisements from prime time television
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India bans condom advertisements from prime time television

Dec 17th 2017, 9:45 AM 14,004 Views 31 Comments

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

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

Oct 7th 2017, 12:15 PM 24,664 Views 109 Comments

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

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

Jul 22nd 2017, 1:30 PM 32,831 Views 61 Comments

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

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

May 8th 2017, 7:00 AM 408 Views 81 Comments

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

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

May 7th 2017, 8:00 AM 10,894 Views 32 Comments

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

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