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#Emergency Contraception

# emergency-contraception - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

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.

# emergency-contraception - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Taoiseach says women seeking morning after pill should not face 'invasive' questioning

Taoiseach says women seeking morning after pill should not face 'invasive' questioning

On the referendum, Varadkar said women should be trusted in the first 12 weeks of their pregnancy.

# emergency-contraception - Saturday 22 July, 2017

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.

# emergency-contraception - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Morning after pill available to all medical card holders without prescription from today

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

# emergency-contraception - Friday 5 May, 2017

Morning after pill: Medical card holders to get access without prescription

Pharmacists have argued that prescription requirements limited medical card holders’ access to the contraceptive.

# emergency-contraception - Friday 1 May, 2015

Irish women can now buy the most effective morning-after pill without a prescription

EllaOne can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex.

# emergency-contraception - Monday 17 February, 2014

One third of Irish women don't use contraception

While nine per cent say they use natural methods.

# emergency-contraception - Friday 24 January, 2014

Can a woman's weight affect the success of the morning-after pill?

The EU is to investigate if emergency contraception is less effective in women weighing 80kg or more.

# emergency-contraception - Sunday 8 December, 2013

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.

# emergency-contraception - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Column: Ireland's reproductive revolution – are women now in control?

Irish women have been actively demanding the freedom to choose when or if they become pregnant for over 40 years; a great deal has changed regarding contraception, but have we come far enough? asks Fiona Dunkin.

# emergency-contraception - Friday 5 April, 2013

US court orders wider access for morning after pill regardless of age

The judge ruled that current restrictions requiring teens to obtain a prescription were “politically motivated” and “scientifically unjustified”.

# emergency-contraception - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Column: I'm so grateful I had an unplanned pregnancy in America, not Ireland

An Irish girl recalls her experience of deciding to have a termination – and her relief that she was away from home.

# emergency-contraception - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Column: Making emergency contraception easy to access has been good for women

Just over one year ago the rules for getting the morning-after pill in Ireland were relaxed. Alison Begas looks at what this change has meant for women.

# emergency-contraception - Monday 18 July, 2011

Sexual healthcare now considered a 'luxury'?

The Dublin Well Woman Centre has seen a significant drop in the number of people attending for STI screening.

# emergency-contraception - Saturday 7 May, 2011

Average age of women requesting morning after pill is 23 years - survey

Survery by the Irish Pharmacy Union says that 85 per cent of pharmacists polled have been asked for the drug since mid-February.

# emergency-contraception - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Free emergency contraception costs HSE €350K HSE

Free emergency contraception costs HSE €350K

Medical Independent obtains figures which reveal the cost of free emergency contraception to the Health Service Executive.