The government makes access to the morning after pill free for all

Until now, emergency contraception was available free of charge and without a prescription only for minors. The cost in pharmacies for adults varied between three and twenty euros depending on the medication.

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A breakthrough for women. Access to emergency contraception, or the morning after pill, will become free for all women regardless of their age, in pharmacies and without a prescription, announces the Minister of Health, Fran├žois Braun, in an interview posted online. Tuesday, September 20 by the daily 20 minutes.

Screening for sexually transmitted infections will also be free and without a prescription up to the age of 26, and these two measures will be included in the 2023 social security financing bill, which will be presented to the Council of Ministers on September 26.

Until now, the morning after pill was available free of charge and without a prescription only for minors, from pharmacies, school nurses or in screening or sexual health centres, and for adult students. The cost in pharmacies for adults varied between three and twenty euros depending on the medication, with the possibility of partial reimbursement by Social Security on presentation of a prescription.

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