Barriers to accessing contraception most likely to be cost and access

Barriers to accessing contraception most likely to be cost and access

Use of birth control is high and stable, it is claimed.

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Why family planning is a smart investment for the future

Why family planning is a smart investment for the future

Achieving universal access to contraception would save and improve millions of lives, and put societies on a faster track to shared prosperity. The world should be devoting far more attention and resources to this goal, writes Bjørn Lomborg.

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Pharmacies propose scheme to give women access to free contraception

Pharmacies propose scheme to give women access to free contraception

The Irish Pharmacy Union is proposing a scheme by which women could access contraception directly from their community pharmacist without a prescription and without charge.

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'Not all barriers to contraception are financial', say Irish Pharmacy Union

'Not all barriers to contraception are financial', say Irish Pharmacy Union

Allowing women to access contraception from their pharmacist without a prescription would “dramatically improve access to essential healthcare for thousands of women”, Ireland's main pharmacy union has said.

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Contraception: the way you take the pill has more to do with the Pope than your health

Contraception: the way you take the pill has more to do with the Pope than your health

The way women have been advised to take the combined contraceptive pill for the last 60 years unnecessarily increases the likelihood of taking it incorrectly, leaving them at risk from unplanned pregnancy, writes Susan Walker.

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How Durex can recover from its product recall

How Durex can recover from its product recall

The condom maker Durex is in brand crisis mode after it was forced to issue a recall of some of its products over fears they could split. Durex is not the first company to suffer from high profile product recalls.

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'Please just make it stop' - Simon Harris responds to Bishop's contraception comments

'Please just make it stop' - Simon Harris responds to Bishop's contraception comments

Health Minister Simon Harris says religion "will not determine health and social policy" in Ireland any more.

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Durex recalls several batches of condoms over fears they could burst

Durex recalls several batches of condoms over fears they could burst

The recall concerns batches with expiry dates between December 2020 and February 2021.

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It's complicated: Why free contraception is not a simple solution

It's complicated: Why free contraception is not a simple solution

During the repeal campaign, the Government promised to consider introducing free contraception. But avoiding pregnancy is a far more complex issue, says Áilín Quinlan.

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Latest: Pharmacists approve motion calling for free access to contraception without prescription

Latest: Pharmacists approve motion calling for free access to contraception without prescription

Latest: The Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) has called on the Government to make contraception available from a community pharmacy without prescription and without charge, regardless of eligibility.

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