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# free-contraception - This year 2022

Over 700 GPs still waiting for free contraception contracts to be finalised
# Free Contraception
# Free Contraception

Over 700 GPs still waiting for free contraception contracts to be finalised

Oct 28th 2022, 7:42 AM 5,531 Views 11 Comments

The scheme was opened to women aged 17 to 25 last month.

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 20,434 Views 53 Comments

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

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 18,783 Views 28 Comments

President Michael D Higgins signed the measures into law today.

# free-contraception - Last year 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 11,745 Views 18 Comments

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

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 18,908 Views 44 Comments

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

# free-contraception - All time

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 26,168 Views 79 Comments

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

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 9,852 Views 17 Comments

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

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 13,904 Views 46 Comments

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

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 9,378 Views 26 Comments

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

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 20,424 Views 63 Comments

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

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 14,365 Views 57 Comments

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

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 24,936 Views 95 Comments

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

'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 13,491 Views 35 Comments

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

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 36,437 Views 97 Comments

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