France will make entry to contraception free for girls aged as much as 25 years outdated from January 1 onwards, in a brand new measure that can value the state 21 million euros ($24.8 million) per yr, French Well being Minister Olivier Veran mentioned on Thursday.
The coverage announcement comes as President Emmanuel Macron’s authorities prepares for the 2022 election marketing campaign.
“There’s a decline in contraception use amongst some younger girls and it’s primarily for monetary causes,” Veran advised France 2 tv.
“It’s insufferable that girls can not defend themselves, can not have entry to contraception in the event that they wish to make that selection as a result of it’s too costly,” he added.
Till now, the age restrict totally free entry to contraception in France was 18 years.
($1 = 0.8461 euros)