February 2022. On February 9th, the European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual & Reproductive Rights (EPF) launched the fifth edition of the European Contraception Policies Atlas. Members of the European Parliament Sophie in ‘t Veld and Fred Matic, chaired the event.
The Contraception Atlas scores 46 countries on access to online information about modern contraception, and access to contraceptive counseling and supplies. In addition, this year the Atlas also factors in reimbursement policies for long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) and for young people.
Hon. MEP Mr Matic remarked that “Affordable and accessible contraception is a basic right for all in a modern democracy.” The Atlas is an excellent tool for advocates striving to advance national contraceptive policies. The European Consortium for Emergency Contraception is proud to have participated in this year’s Expert Group.
Click here to find out why Belgium, France and the United Kingdom are tie on the first position, or why Bosnia-Herzegovina, Russia and Poland come out as the worst performing States. And visit EPF’s website to learn more.