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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
# 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 17,903 Views 69 Comments

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

Feb 7th 2018, 3:25 PM 21,416 Views 77 Comments

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
# 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 32,874 Views 61 Comments

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
# Emergency Contraception
# Emergency Contraception

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

Jul 1st 2017, 6:00 AM 28,490 Views 50 Comments

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
# Emergency Contraception
# Emergency Contraception

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

May 5th 2017, 9:24 AM 16,067 Views 79 Comments

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
# Plan B
# Plan B

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

May 1st 2015, 6:04 AM 165,727 Views 60 Comments

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
# Behaviour And Attitudes
# Behaviour And Attitudes

One third of Irish women don't use contraception

Feb 17th 2014, 2:45 PM 27,543 Views 80 Comments

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?
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

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

Jan 24th 2014, 8:13 PM 13,419 Views 19 Comments

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)
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 8th 2013, 12:00 PM 8,965 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.

# emergency-contraception - Thursday 3 October, 2013

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 176 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.

# emergency-contraception - Friday 5 April, 2013

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 6,329 Views 16 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 21st 2012, 7:00 AM 1,001 Views 220 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 11th 2012, 7:00 PM 346 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.

# emergency-contraception - Monday 18 July, 2011

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

Sexual healthcare now considered a 'luxury'?

Jul 18th 2011, 2:18 PM 1,131 Views 10 Comments

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
# Contraception
# Contraception

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

May 7th 2011, 4:12 PM 1,183 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.

# emergency-contraception - Thursday 24 March, 2011

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

Free emergency contraception costs HSE €350K

Mar 24th 2011, 3:53 PM 1,009 Views 0 Comments

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