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Free Contraception Now Available for 31-Year-Olds

Starting today, free contraception is available for women and individuals from the trans and non-binary community aged 17 to 31 as part of a government scheme. This is part of a €41.5 million scheme aimed at helping with family planning and sexual health.


Starting today, free contraception is available for women and individuals from the trans and non-binary community aged 17 to 31 as part of a government scheme.

What's Included?


  • Wide Range of Options: From pills to patches, injections, implants, and emergency contraception.

  • Consultations and Procedures Covered: Free consultations with GPs and medical professionals, including the fitting and removal of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) like coils.

Why It Matters


  • Supporting Women and Non-Binary Individuals: Recognizing the financial burden of contraception.

  • Health Minister's Vision: Stephen Donnelly emphasizes this move as crucial for positive sexual health and choice in family planning.

Background


  • Launched in 2022: Initially for 17 to 25-year-olds.

  • Expanded in 2023: Included 26 to 30-year-olds.

  • Now in 2024: Extends to 31-year-olds.

How to Access


  • Prescriptions: Get them at your local pharmacy.

  • LARCs: Visit a participating provider for fitting and removal.


👉 Stay Informed: For more health tips and updates, visit www.healthpointpharmacy.ie and download our app for easy access. At Keane's HealthPoint Pharmacies, we're all about "Great Care. Always." 📘🤍

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