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#Contraception

# contraception - Friday 15 October, 2021

Poll: Should free contraception be extended to all ages over 25?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should free contraception be extended to all ages over 25?

Oct 15th 2021, 7:57 AM 25,999 Views 41 Comments

It was announced this week that the contraceptive pill will be free of charge for women in the 17-25 age cohort.

Opinion: For too long, contraception has been a woman’s private and personal responsibility
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Opinion: For too long, contraception has been a woman’s private and personal responsibility

Oct 15th 2021, 7:00 AM 10,303 Views 7 Comments

Director of the National Women’s Council, Orla O’Connor says while this week’s announcement is welcome, we must move fast to provide universal contraception.

# contraception - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Donnelly says free contraception for 17-25 year olds 'is just the start'
# The Pill
# The Pill

Donnelly says free contraception for 17-25 year olds 'is just the start'

Oct 14th 2021, 5:16 PM 8,850 Views 24 Comments

The health minister said the roll out of such a measure would’ve been ‘unthinkable to do in the past’.

# contraception - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

'Over 25s have sex': Criticism of decision to limit free contraception scheme to young women
# The Budget
# The Budget

'Over 25s have sex': Criticism of decision to limit free contraception scheme to young women

Oct 12th 2021, 9:32 PM 28,400 Views 45 Comments

The roll out of free contraception to women aged between 17 and 25 was announced today.

Free contraception to be made available for young women
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Free contraception to be made available for young women

Oct 12th 2021, 2:06 PM 36,218 Views 22 Comments

Two GP appointments per year relating to contraception will also be free.

# contraception - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Roll out of free contraception expected to be given green light for Budget 2022
# Budget 2022
# Budget 2022

Roll out of free contraception expected to be given green light for Budget 2022

Oct 5th 2021, 6:00 AM 18,606 Views 44 Comments

The roll out of free contraception is key promise in the programme for government.

# contraception - Monday 17 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 17th 2020, 11:08 AM 45,631 Views 64 Comments

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

# contraception - Friday 7 February, 2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's parties stand on women's healthcare ahead of the election
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

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

Feb 7th 2020, 12:29 PM 7,773 Views 26 Comments

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

# contraception - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

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

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

Updated Jan 14th 2020, 5:46 PM 73,312 Views 329 Comments

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

# contraception - Thursday 5 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 5th 2019, 8:56 AM 11,423 Views 39 Comments

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

# contraception - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

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

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

Updated Nov 27th 2019, 9:06 PM 26,115 Views 79 Comments

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

# contraception - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Free contraception recommended for young women only, due to cost
# Hard Pill To Swallow
# Hard Pill To Swallow

Free contraception recommended for young women only, due to cost

Oct 29th 2019, 12:44 PM 19,778 Views 32 Comments

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

# contraception - Monday 7 October, 2019

Minister sets up period poverty committee: 'Menstruation is not a choice'
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

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

Oct 7th 2019, 6:10 AM 22,409 Views 43 Comments

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

# contraception - Monday 12 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 12th 2019, 9:05 AM 28,667 Views 76 Comments

The idea is backed by Minister for Health Simon Harris.

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

Harris wants VAT removed on condoms and menstrual cups

Aug 12th 2019, 12:10 AM 22,609 Views 43 Comments

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

# contraception - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Harris announces public consultation on increasing access to contraception
# Free Contraception
# Free Contraception

Harris announces public consultation on increasing access to contraception

Jul 9th 2019, 10:53 AM 9,827 Views 17 Comments

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

# contraception - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

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

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

Jun 4th 2019, 4:55 PM 43,394 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.

# contraception - Monday 27 May, 2019

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

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

May 27th 2019, 6:10 AM 13,860 Views 42 Comments

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

# contraception - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

There’s been a major breakthrough in the male contraceptive pill and thank Christ for that
# The Pill
From The Daily Edge
# The Pill

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

Mar 27th 2019, 10:56 AM 11,095 Views 5 Comments

The future is here.

# contraception - Monday 4 March, 2019

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

Harris announces group to examine how to make contraception cheaper

Mar 4th 2019, 6:58 AM 9,363 Views 26 Comments

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

# contraception - Sunday 17 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 17th 2019, 8:00 AM 20,386 Views 63 Comments

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

# contraception - Friday 1 February, 2019

Researchers in Scotland need men to trial a male contraceptive gel
# Male Contraception
# Male Contraception

Researchers in Scotland need men to trial a male contraceptive gel

Feb 1st 2019, 5:35 PM 17,702 Views 30 Comments

Previous trials have shown some success

# contraception - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Quitting contraception: why women are throwing out the pill
# Sexual Health
From The Daily Edge
# Sexual Health

Quitting contraception: why women are throwing out the pill

Jan 29th 2019, 2:59 PM 11,722 Views 3 Comments

And why we should investigate our options first.

# contraception - Saturday 26 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 26th 2019, 12:05 AM 17,707 Views 44 Comments

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

# contraception - Monday 21 January, 2019

You don't have to take a 7 day break on the contraceptive pill to appease the Pope anymore
# The Pill
From The Daily Edge
# The Pill

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 15,172 Views 0 Comments

Research shows the break provides no health benefit.

# contraception - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 15th 2019, 7:06 AM 22,884 Views 26 Comments

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

# contraception - Friday 11 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 11th 2019, 7:00 AM 30,396 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.

# contraception - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 17th 2018, 2:45 PM 47,310 Views 74 Comments

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

# contraception - Thursday 27 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 27th 2018, 2:52 PM 14,313 Views 57 Comments

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

# contraception - Friday 14 September, 2018

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

Irish pharmacists want condoms to be made VAT-free

Sep 14th 2018, 1:25 PM 12,165 Views 43 Comments

Currently they have a VAT rate of 13.5%.

# contraception - Thursday 16 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 16th 2018, 8:28 AM 31,756 Views 126 Comments

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

# contraception - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Minister on bishop's comments: 'Contraception is fact of life now for women'
# Bishop Of Elphin
# Bishop Of Elphin

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

Aug 8th 2018, 6:20 AM 17,167 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.

# contraception - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Government to provide more free condoms to tackle crisis pregnancies
# Free Contraception
# Free Contraception

Government to provide more free condoms to tackle crisis pregnancies

May 16th 2018, 6:37 PM 24,872 Views 95 Comments

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

# contraception - Friday 27 April, 2018

'It's insulting to suggest that people get an abortion on a whim'
# 8th Amendment
From The Daily Edge
# 8th Amendment

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

Apr 27th 2018, 8:00 PM 5,450 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.

# contraception - Thursday 12 April, 2018

'Completely flawed': Doctors and pharmacists divided over plans for free contraception
# On The Pill
# On The Pill

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

Apr 12th 2018, 7:28 AM 13,464 Views 35 Comments

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

# contraception - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 27th 2018, 8:06 PM 17,925 Views 69 Comments

The minister plans to expand access to barrier contraception.

# contraception - Saturday 10 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 10th 2018, 8:00 PM 49,719 Views 161 Comments

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

# contraception - Friday 9 March, 2018

Government considering the roll-out of free contraception
# The Pill
# The Pill

Government considering the roll-out of free contraception

Mar 9th 2018, 1:12 PM 36,380 Views 97 Comments

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

# contraception - Friday 2 February, 2018

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

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

Feb 2nd 2018, 9:50 AM 31,019 Views 212 Comments

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

# contraception - Saturday 6 January, 2018

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

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

Jan 6th 2018, 10:00 AM 14,735 Views 66 Comments

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

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