September 26, 2018. It is World Contraception Day (WCD) again; a day to reflect on and raise awareness of all contraceptive methods and enable young people to make informed choices on their sexual and reproductive health.
ECEC works to make emergency contraception more equally available in Europe. Postcoital contraception provides a second chance to prevent pregnancy after sex. Fortunately, women in most European countries have different postcoital choices directly available to us. On WCD we want to remind our community of the importance of informing women and girls of the different choices we have in postcoital contraception, so that each of us can decide what method is better for us, anytime we have a contraceptive emergency. And on WCD we can’t forget that still today, in some European countries like Poland, access to emergency contraception is proactively restricted in order to control women´s bodies and decision making power.
We all have a lot of work to do. On WCD, and every single day.