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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:07 AM

French teens to get the Pill for free

http://www.france24.com/en/20121024-french-teenagers-get-contraceptive-pill-free-social-security-women-france-pregnancy



French teenagers aged 15 to 18 will have their contraceptive pills reimbursed 100 percent by the state from the beginning of 2013, Health Minister Marisol Touraine announced on Tuesday.

French Minister for Women’s Rights Najat Vallaud-Belkacem added that the teenagers’ anonymity would be “guaranteed” under the new rules.

The government saw a need to protect teenagers hailing from families where sexuality is a taboo subject. The new measures aim to reduce pregnancies in this age group that result from a mixture of ignorance and lack of access to contraception.

“Providing free contraception is just as important for these teenagers as getting good sex education at school,” said Vallaud-Belkacem, who added that “more than a million” teenage girls in France were currently on the Pill.

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Reply French teens to get the Pill for free (Original post)
xchrom Oct 2012 OP
marmar Oct 2012 #1
xchrom Oct 2012 #2
hifiguy Oct 2012 #3
Nye Bevan Oct 2012 #4
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #5
Erose999 Oct 2012 #6
TBF Oct 2012 #7

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:11 AM

1. K/R.....


...... I just got back, and I miss it already.





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Response to marmar (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:26 AM

2. sigh -- Paradise on Earth

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:29 AM

3. Eminently sensible

and highly commendable. Pity it could never happen in this benighted backwater.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:03 AM

4. Best way to get the "rare" in "safe, legal and rare". (nt)

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:33 AM

5. Excellent - K&R

 

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:45 AM

6. I think schools should just put birth control in their drinking water.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:47 AM

7. Should be free here too -

but that makes too much sense (and would scare the hell out of the religious freaks who are determined to control what everyone else does).

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