The Italian Medical Contraception Society (SMIC) is requesting to the Ministry of Health and the national Medicines Agency that EC pills are mandatorily stocked in all pharmacies, in order to make them more accessible and reduce time to start of treatment; and that EC is covered by the national health system, and thus provided free of charged in, at least, public and publicly contracted health facilities.
You can express your support to this petition here: http://chn.ge/2GS7M9V
To ECEC’s knowledge, in Italy and another 15 European Union counties, the full cost of EC is covered directly by the user (Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia). Only 7 countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom) have partial or full reimbursement or subsidy mechanisms to make EC pills available at a lower cost or free of charge. You can read more here.