Petition to Polish Ministry of Health demands access to emergency contraception without prescription

The Polish organization Federation for Women and Family Planning, which works for women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, has published a petition demanding that the Polish Ministry of Health implement the European Commission recommendations that emergency contraception be sold over the counter. To read and sign the petition, please click here (in Polish and English).

The petition implores “the Ministry of Health of Poland to immediately implement European Commission recommendations and make emergency contraception available over-the counter. Examples from Western Europe show that the accessibility of family planning combined with good education contribute to the reduction in unwanted pregnancies. Making EC available without prescription would also mean less corruption and black market sales.”

ECEC strongly supports this effort. Please click here to access the petition.