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#Contraception

# contraception - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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'

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

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

# contraception - Friday 27 April, 2018

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

# contraception - Friday 29 December, 2017

Better sex education and conversations with parents: Why the teen pregnancy rate keeps falling

The number of teenage pregnancies in Ireland has fallen by 64% in 15 years.

# contraception - Sunday 17 December, 2017

India bans condom advertisements from prime time television

An order issued Monday cited broadcasting regulations that prohibit vulgar or suggestive themes.

# contraception - Saturday 7 October, 2017

'Contempt for women reaches a new low': Trump administration rolls back free birth control access

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit in response to the announcement.

# 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.

# contraception - Monday 8 May, 2017

'There was nothing gained from punishing women who couldn't afford the morning after pill'

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

# contraception - Sunday 7 May, 2017

'Umbrella shafts, bamboo and bicycle spokes': The illegal abortions killing Myanmar's women

Contraception is available in the country, but few women know how to use it and many young people are too ashamed to buy it.

# contraception - Friday 24 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge Women everywhere are rolling their eyes at this deeply dumb stat about men and the pill Chill Pill

Women everywhere are rolling their eyes at this deeply dumb stat about men and the pill

Turns out 52% of men need a refresher course in sex ed.

# contraception - Friday 30 December, 2016

'A punishment from God's own hand' - the Irish got Biblical in their objections to 1985's contraception law

The 1985 Family Planning Act saw contraceptives made legal for over-18s without a prescription from selected outlets for the first time.

# contraception - Friday 28 October, 2016

Poll: Do you think the 'male pill' will take off? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the 'male pill' will take off?

The 96% effectiveness rate is similar to that achieved by the female combined pill.

The 'male pill' could be coming, it's in jab form and it works

Side-effects could delay it actually happening though.

# contraception - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Sitdown Sunday: Meet the rising star of Germany's Far Right

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

# contraception - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Ethiopia was given 69 million condoms... but might have to throw them all out

The condoms, worth millions, failed basic tests.

# contraception - Thursday 10 March, 2016

'I had sex with 40 women... I never did use condoms': Call for increased sex-ed in care homes

A series of reports produced by Tusla and the HSE has found a need for a boost in sex education.

# contraception - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

From The42 'Johnny's got you covered' - The next Jon Walters flag for Euro 2016 is here COYBIG

'Johnny's got you covered' - The next Jon Walters flag for Euro 2016 is here

The countdown to France is underway.

# contraception - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

This tech journalist started an internet firestorm because she wants to be sterilised at 29

Holly Brockwell says she doesn’t want to have children and has problems with other forms of contraception.

# contraception - Saturday 24 October, 2015

From The Daily Edge Irish lads demonstrate that they have absolutely no idea how female contraceptives work Birth Control

Irish lads demonstrate that they have absolutely no idea how female contraceptives work

“It’s weird that we have all these different versions of female birth control, and you never really talk about them or see them”.

# contraception - Friday 9 October, 2015

'By getting on that train a group of brave women made the Catholic Church and the Irish state look ridiculous'

Playwright Arthur Riordan explains how two men go about writing a musical about feminism.

# contraception - Saturday 19 September, 2015

New tribute to the 1971 contraceptive train which changed Ireland's sexual landscape forever

A musical has been written about the movement.

# contraception - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Contraception pill reduces risk of developing womb cancer

About 300 women in Ireland are diagnosed with womb cancer each year.

# contraception - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

These guys are crowdfunding the answer to the male contraceptive pill

Does this mean we’ve reached peak crowdfunding?

# contraception - Sunday 5 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge 12 things women want men to know about sex Sex Ed

12 things women want men to know about sex

Don’t pat us on the head when we’re *down there*, for a start.

# 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.

# contraception - Saturday 25 April, 2015

Poll: Should women with medical cards be able to get the morning after pill free without a GP visit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Pharmacists want women with medical cards to have easier access to the morning after pill

They want medical card holders to be able to get the pill over the counter without having to go to a doctor first.

# contraception - Friday 9 January, 2015

Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV

Other forms of contraception, such as the pill, do not appear to increase this risk.

# contraception - Friday 3 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Woman uses potato as contraceptive, grows roots in her vagina Starch Raving Mad

Woman uses potato as contraceptive, grows roots in her vagina

Happy National Potato Day!

# contraception - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Poverty, violence and myths about condoms: What's spreading HIV?

In South Africa, more than 6 million of the country’s 52 million population are HIV positive.

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