You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #37: Wrong. They are, however, expensive. But they, and other birth control methods, are legal [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-30-10 12:57 PM
Response to Reply #13
37. Wrong. They are, however, expensive. But they, and other birth control methods, are legal
1 February 2008

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) has celebrated an important partial victory after the Government reduced VAT on condoms from 21% to 13.5% in the Finance Bill.

Overpricing of condoms has historically meant a practical restriction on their availability for young people, the age category statistically most at risk from Sexually Transmitted Infections, said USI.

More people buying and using condoms more regularly will cut the rate of new STI cases.

USI and the Crisis Pregnancy Agency will make this message central to SHAG Week (Sexual Health Awareness and Guidance). SHAG Week takes place in colleges nationwide, 11th - 15th February 2008.

http://www.irishpressreleases.ie/2008/02/01/usi-celebra... /


(SHAG Week - :evilgrin: students, eh?)

Irish laws on condoms changed many years ago - this is from 1993: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/condoms-disgust...

Contraception is available in Ireland, including emergency contraception:

http://www.ifpa.ie/index.php/eng/Media-Info-Centre/Irel... s-Sexual-and-Reproductive-Health-History

http://ie.reachout.com/find/articles/emergency-contrace...


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC