Abortion rate drops in Italy

According to a report published by the Italian Ministry of Health (available in English)the abortion rate in Italy dropped by 9,3% in 2015. In April 2015, the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) eliminated the mandatory prescription requirement for UPA EC pills for women older than 18, and in October 2015, AIFA eliminated the mandatory prescription requirement for LNG EC pills as well. This news piece (in Italian) suggests at least a partial connection between the decrease in the abortion rate and the greater access to EC pills.

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