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#The Pill

# the-pill - Friday 22 October, 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

Fri 2:49 PM 10,086 Views 18 Comments

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

# the-pill - Thursday 14 October, 2021

Donnelly says free contraception for 17-25 year olds 'is just the start'
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# The Pill

Donnelly says free contraception for 17-25 year olds 'is just the start'

Oct 14th 2021, 5:16 PM 8,855 Views 24 Comments

The health minister said the roll out of such a measure would’ve been ‘unthinkable to do in the past’.

# the-pill - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

'Over 25s have sex': Criticism of decision to limit free contraception scheme to young women
# The Budget
# The Budget

'Over 25s have sex': Criticism of decision to limit free contraception scheme to young women

Oct 12th 2021, 9:32 PM 28,422 Views 45 Comments

The roll out of free contraception to women aged between 17 and 25 was announced today.

Free contraception to be made available for young women
# Women's Health
# Women's Health

Free contraception to be made available for young women

Oct 12th 2021, 2:06 PM 36,395 Views 22 Comments

Two GP appointments per year relating to contraception will also be free.

# the-pill - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

There’s been a major breakthrough in the male contraceptive pill and thank Christ for that
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From The Daily Edge
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There’s been a major breakthrough in the male contraceptive pill and thank Christ for that

Mar 27th 2019, 10:56 AM 11,114 Views 5 Comments

The future is here.

# the-pill - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Working group to investigate how to roll out free contraception for Irish women
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# The Pill

Working group to investigate how to roll out free contraception for Irish women

Feb 17th 2019, 8:00 AM 20,387 Views 63 Comments

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

# the-pill - Monday 21 January, 2019

You don't have to take a 7 day break on the contraceptive pill to appease the Pope anymore
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From The Daily Edge
# The Pill

You don't have to take a 7 day break on the contraceptive pill to appease the Pope anymore

Jan 21st 2019, 5:26 PM 15,174 Views 0 Comments

Research shows the break provides no health benefit.

# the-pill - Thursday 27 September, 2018

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 14,318 Views 57 Comments

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

# the-pill - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Minister on bishop's comments: 'Contraception is fact of life now for women'
# Bishop Of Elphin
# Bishop Of Elphin

Minister on bishop's comments: 'Contraception is fact of life now for women'

Aug 8th 2018, 6:20 AM 17,167 Views 38 Comments

Mary Mitchell O’Conner said she agreed with the health minister that religion should not determine health and social policy in Ireland.

# the-pill - Friday 9 March, 2018

Government considering the roll-out of free contraception
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# The Pill

Government considering the roll-out of free contraception

Mar 9th 2018, 1:12 PM 36,380 Views 97 Comments

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

# the-pill - Friday 24 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 24th 2017, 2:58 PM 8,765 Views 9 Comments

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

# the-pill - Friday 16 December, 2016

Taking the pill won't curb sex drive says a new study
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# The Pill

Taking the pill won't curb sex drive says a new study

Dec 16th 2016, 11:00 PM 13,909 Views 22 Comments

Science on the issue is still mixed.

# the-pill - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Contraception pill reduces risk of developing womb cancer
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# The Pill

Contraception pill reduces risk of developing womb cancer

Aug 5th 2015, 11:30 AM 14,773 Views 28 Comments

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

# the-pill - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

These guys are crowdfunding the answer to the male contraceptive pill
# Man Pills
# Man Pills

These guys are crowdfunding the answer to the male contraceptive pill

Jul 28th 2015, 6:05 AM 12,748 Views 26 Comments

Does this mean we’ve reached peak crowdfunding?

# the-pill - 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 9,104 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.

# the-pill - Saturday 25 May, 2013

Polanski blames the Pill for 'masculinising' women
# Roman Polanski
# Roman Polanski

Polanski blames the Pill for 'masculinising' women

May 25th 2013, 5:51 PM 16,066 Views 54 Comments

Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, the filmmaker said he thought feminism and advances in contraception had blurred the distinctions between the sexes.

# the-pill - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Poll: Should contraception be free?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should contraception be free?

Nov 27th 2012, 10:03 AM 11,726 Views 151 Comments

Research has found that people are having difficulty meeting the costs of contraception. Should Ireland follow the lead of other countries and make all contraception available free of charge?

# the-pill - Monday 17 September, 2012

Increase in women seeking post-abortion care from IFPA
# Contraception
# Contraception

Increase in women seeking post-abortion care from IFPA

Sep 17th 2012, 11:27 AM 3,917 Views 46 Comments

The group released its annual report from last year today.

# the-pill - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Young people in Ireland using contraception more consistently
# Sex
# Sex

Young people in Ireland using contraception more consistently

May 10th 2012, 11:35 AM 3,976 Views 14 Comments

Ireland’s younger people are also better educated about sex.