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#The Pill

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.

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 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 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 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.

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 Taking the pill won't curb sex drive says a new study The Pill

Taking the pill won't curb sex drive says a new study

Science on the issue is still mixed.

From TheJournal.ie Contraception pill reduces risk of developing womb cancer The Pill

Contraception pill reduces risk of developing womb cancer

About 300 women in Ireland are diagnosed with womb cancer each year.

From TheJournal.ie These guys are crowdfunding the answer to the male contraceptive pill Man Pills

These guys are crowdfunding the answer to the male contraceptive pill

Does this mean we’ve reached peak crowdfunding?

From TheJournal.ie Column: What you don’t know about emergency contraception (and why it might hurt you) Opinion

Column: What you don’t know about emergency contraception (and why it might hurt you)

Revelations that emergency contraceptives were bring sold without a warning that their effectiveness could be compromised in women of a certain weight underlines the lack of holistic education about contraception and sexual health, writes Alison Begas.

From TheJournal.ie Polanski blames the Pill for 'masculinising' women Roman Polanski

Polanski blames the Pill for 'masculinising' women

Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, the filmmaker said he thought feminism and advances in contraception had blurred the distinctions between the sexes.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should contraception be free? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should contraception be free?

Research has found that people are having difficulty meeting the costs of contraception. Should Ireland follow the lead of other countries and make all contraception available free of charge?

From TheJournal.ie Increase in women seeking post-abortion care from IFPA Contraception

Increase in women seeking post-abortion care from IFPA

The group released its annual report from last year today.

From TheJournal.ie Young people in Ireland using contraception more consistently Sex

Young people in Ireland using contraception more consistently

Ireland’s younger people are also better educated about sex.