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# free-contraception - Wednesday 14 September, 2022

Free contraception scheme for women aged 17 to 25 begins today
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Free contraception scheme for women aged 17 to 25 begins today

Updated Sep 14th 2022, 12:51 PM 20,374 Views 52 Comments

The National Women’s Council has welcomed the move but said it’s ‘crucial’ that the age bracket is widened.

# free-contraception - Thursday 21 July, 2022

Free contraception for women aged 17 to 25 to be rolled out by September
# Free Contraception
# Free Contraception

Free contraception for women aged 17 to 25 to be rolled out by September

Jul 21st 2022, 2:44 PM 18,763 Views 28 Comments

President Michael D Higgins signed the measures into law today.

# free-contraception - Friday 22 October, 2021

Donnelly: Free contraception scheme for women aged 17-25 will begin in August 2022
# The Pill
# The Pill

Donnelly: Free contraception scheme for women aged 17-25 will begin in August 2022

Oct 22nd 2021, 2:49 PM 11,720 Views 18 Comments

The scheme will cost between €18m to €22m.

# 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 18,897 Views 44 Comments

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

# free-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 26,162 Views 79 Comments

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

# free-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 9,842 Views 17 Comments

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

# free-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 13,891 Views 46 Comments

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

# free-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 9,376 Views 26 Comments

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

# free-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 20,410 Views 63 Comments

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

# free-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 14,357 Views 57 Comments

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

# free-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 24,931 Views 95 Comments

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

# free-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 13,486 Views 35 Comments

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

# free-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 36,425 Views 97 Comments

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