Europe fails on contraception

September 30, 2018. Access to a full range of contraceptive options is a basic right.  Still, providing universal access to modern, effective and affordable contraception, in order to make sure people have choices over their reproductive lives, is not a public policy priority and remains a challenge in most European countries.

Limited Access: Europe’s Contraception Deficit. A White Paper, puts into context the findings of the 2018 Contraception Atlas, assesses access to contraception in different European countries, and makes specific recommendations to governments.

The Contraception Atlas is an original research project led by The European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF), which looks into how European public authorities perform in different areas of contraception information and methods provision.

This document and The Contraception Atlas, are key resource for those working to increase access to all contraception methods and to make access more equitable, across our region.