New government Poland plans to restrict reproductive rights

Date: 
20/04/2016 - 13:54

Besides stopping the (even) limited refundation for IVF and the complete ban for induced abortion, the Polish conservative government, in office since October 2015, is planning to reinstate a prescription requirement for ulipristal acetate EC pills, currently available directly from the pharmacy for women age 15 and older. See press bulletin of Reuters for more details.

In March 2015, the Ministry of Health of the former national government, followed EMA’s recommendations and changed UPA ECPs status, making it available behind the counter, while LNG ECPs remained as a prescription drug.

If you want to know more about access to EC in Europe, see the country page on the website of the European Consortium for Emergency Contraception (ECEC)

 

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