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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 17,976 Views 69 Comments

The minister plans to expand access to barrier contraception.

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

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

Feb 7th 2018, 3:25 PM 21,633 Views 77 Comments

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

Boots apologises after it's accused of moralising to women about the morning-after pill
# Emergency Contraception
# Emergency Contraception

Boots apologises after it's accused of moralising to women about the morning-after pill

Jul 22nd 2017, 1:30 PM 32,938 Views 61 Comments

The pharmacy chain has been criticised over the price of its emergency contraceptive pill.

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

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

Jul 1st 2017, 6:00 AM 28,787 Views 50 Comments

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

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

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

May 5th 2017, 9:24 AM 16,109 Views 79 Comments

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

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

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

May 1st 2015, 6:04 AM 170,401 Views 60 Comments

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

One third of Irish women don't use contraception
# Behaviour And Attitudes
# Behaviour And Attitudes

One third of Irish women don't use contraception

Feb 17th 2014, 2:45 PM 27,638 Views 80 Comments

While nine per cent say they use natural methods.

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

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

Jan 24th 2014, 8:13 PM 13,616 Views 19 Comments

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

Column: What you don’t know about emergency contraception (and why it might hurt you)
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What you don’t know about emergency contraception (and why it might hurt you)

Dec 8th 2013, 12:00 PM 9,312 Views 105 Comments

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.

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

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

Oct 3rd 2013, 7:15 AM 204 Views 168 Comments

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.

US court orders wider access for morning after pill regardless of age
# Morning After Pill
# Morning After Pill

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

Apr 5th 2013, 8:00 PM 6,345 Views 16 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 21st 2012, 7:00 AM 1,052 Views 220 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 11th 2012, 7:00 PM 447 Views 96 Comments

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.

Sexual healthcare now considered a 'luxury'?
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

Sexual healthcare now considered a 'luxury'?

Jul 18th 2011, 2:18 PM 1,163 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

May 7th 2011, 4:12 PM 1,201 Views 0 Comments

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

Free emergency contraception costs HSE €350K
# HSE
# HSE

Free emergency contraception costs HSE €350K

Mar 24th 2011, 3:53 PM 1,021 Views 0 Comments

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