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Belgium to extend free contraception up to age 25

20:17 13/03/2019

Contraceptive pills and implants will be available free of charge to all women in Belgium up to the age of 25, under a new measure currently going through the federal parliament.

The age criteria to benefit from a 100% reimbursement for contraception will incease from 21 to 25 once the decree has been passed.

The move was approved on Tuesday by a large majority in the parliament's health committee. Only the N-VA party voted against. It will now be put to a vote in the full house.

The committee also voted to make the morning-after pill free to all women, regardless of age.

"We are delighted to have taken this extra step," said Socialist MP Karine Lalieux. According to Belgium's national insurance institute, Inami, the measure will cost €6 million a year.

Written by The Bulletin

Comments

paradox

better to give free birth control than to have to pay to feed the babies

Mar 14, 2019 10:59
paradox

but of course thanks to programs like this the birthrate in Belgium has declined for the 7th consecutive year, but of course the birthrate is booming within certain ethnic demographics, we know who is using birth control in this country and who is not

May 10, 2019 09:12