Connect with us

Top Stories

The government makes access to the morning after pill free for all and STI screening & More Breaking News



71d879d 1661352834600 ad044 conseilministresrentree dsc09496 2


After announcing a major debate on the healthcare system in the Sunday newspaperthen takes stock of France Inter on the eighth wave of Covid-19, the Minister of Health, François Braun, announced, Tuesday, September 20, in a daily interview 20 minutes, free emergency contraception and screening for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

“With regard to female contraception, we are strengthening (…) the protection of women by facilitating their access to emergency contraception (or the morning after pill) in pharmacies, free of charge and without a prescription, at any age”announces Mr. Braun.

Until now, the morning after pill was available free of charge and without a prescription only for minors, in pharmacies, from school nurses or in screening or sexual health centres, and for adult students.

Football Highlights

The cost in pharmacies for adults varied between three and twenty euros depending on the medication, with the possibility of partial reimbursement by Social Security on presentation of a prescription.

Read also Among female students, the use of the morning after pill is on the rise

“The government is taking concrete action to ensure that women no longer give up emergency contraception for financial reasons, the first reason for giving up”commented in a press release the Minister Delegate for Equality between Women and Men, Isabelle Rome. “At a time when we are witnessing a rise in conservatism in Europe and around the world, our government is once again demonstrating that gender equality and women’s right to control their bodies are absolute priorities”she added.

Furthermore, Mr. Braun stated that he would take “the High Authority for Health to have recommendations from scientific authorities on male contraception”.

Read also Free contraception up to 25 years old: “What is important is that women have a choice”

Bundle of causes

Regarding the screening of STIs, only that of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV, responsible for AIDS) has so far been free. “From now on, the possibility of screening will be extended to all sexually transmitted infections to fight as early as possible against the resumption of infections”, explained the minister. It will be free and without prescription up to 26 years old.

Mr. Braun has in fact observed that “the increase in sexually transmitted infections, specifically Chlamydia and the gonococcus »and believes that “all areas of prevention must be improved”because “France is lagging behind other European countries. Only 2% of our budget is devoted to prevention, compared to 4% for our neighbours”. As for the reasons, “it is very complicated” to know them, he said, referring to “a lack of prevention, information or a more general relaxation”.

These two measures will be included in the Social Security financing bill for 2023, which will be presented to the Council of Ministers on September 26.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Chlamydia, gonorrhea: among young people, the invisible outbreak of sexually transmitted infections

The World with AFP

World Latest News Update

I have tried to give all kinds of news to all of you latest news today 2022 through this website and you are going to like all this news very much because all the news we always give in this news is always there. It is on trending topic and whatever the latest news was

it was always our effort to reach you that you keep getting the Electricity News, Degree News, Donate News, Bitcoin News, Trading News, Real Estate News, Gaming News, Trending News, Digital Marketing, Telecom News, Beauty News, Banking News, Travel News, Health News, Cryptocurrency News, Claim News latest news and you always keep getting the information of news through us for free and also tell you people. Give that whatever information related to other types of news will be

World Live News

You will like the news that I have created and shared with you all very much. We will continue to include themes for you to read about so that you may learn about hot news topics, which is what we hope you will be able to do.all kinds of news without going through us so that we can reach you the latest and best news for free so that you can move ahead further by getting the information of that news together with you. Later on, we will continue

to give information about more today world news update types of latest news through posts on our website so that you always keep moving forward in that news and whatever kind of information will be there, it will definitely be conveyed to you people.

World News Today

All this news that I have brought up to you or will be the most different and best news that you people are not going to get anywhere, along with the information Trending News, Breaking News, Health News, Science News, Sports News, Entertainment News, Technology News, Business News, World News of this made available to all of you so that you are always connected with the news, stay ahead in the matter and keep getting today news all types of news for free till today so that you can get the news by getting it. Always take two steps forward

The Article Is In French🡽