Council of Europe urges Malta to improve availability of emergency contraception

February 2022. The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights strongly urges Maltese authorities to improve the availability of sexual and reproductive health services. In her report, published on February 15, Commissioner Dunja Mijatović notes that numerous pharmacies refuse to dispense EC on grounds of conscience, and that there are no measures in place to enforce the obligation pharmacists have to refer patients to other professionals.

Read paragraph 85, and recommendations 96 and 97 of the report to learn more.