Inequalities in access to contraceptive choice in Europe

In June 2013, the International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) launched The Barometer of Women’s Access to Modern Contraceptive Choice in 10 EU Countries. This report provides a policy and status overview of women’s access to modern contraceptive choices in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and Sweden.

The report reveals inequalities in access to contraceptive choice and calls for coherent policies on sexual and reproductive health and rights. “This report shows the diversity in which national governments address the issue of contraceptive choice across Europe and highlights inadequacies in national policy frameworks, pressing the need for increased dialogue between stakeholders and policy makers around sexual and reproductive health and rights.”