Women upto age of 25 will get free birth control in France

The health minister announced Thursday that France would offer free birth control to all women up to age 25 beginning next year.

France: The health minister announced Thursday that France would offer free birth control to all women up to age 25 beginning next year.

The protocol will also combine free medical appointments about contraception, and will begin Jan. 1, Health Minister Olivier Veran stated on France-2 television.

All contraceptive practices were previously free for girls up to 18 years old, which is being expanded to all women up to 25. Aborting in France is free for all women and girls.

Veran added young women are practising contraception more limited than they used to, and that the major cause is financial. He didn’t mention particular data. France’s state health care system includes some birth control expenses but not all of them.

“It’s intolerable that women aren’t able to guard themselves, aren’t able to use contraception if they get that option, because it would cost too much,” Veran stated.

He said that the measure would cost the government around 21 million euros (approximately $25 million) per year. He didn’t speak contraception techniques for men.

Contraceptive methods are free in Britain. Spain allows free birth control pills and subsidizes other methods of contraception. Many other European nations give free or subsidized contraception.