France: pill 100% free for girls aged 15-18, health minister

free, anonymous, high-level contraception for all, Hollande

23 October, 14:54

(ANSAmed) - PARIS, OCTOBER 23 - The French government wants to make sure the contraceptive pill is 100% free for girls aged 15-18, Health Minister Marisol Touraine told Les Echos financial daily on Tuesday.

''I am presenting an amendment on the government's behalf, providing full state reimbursement of contraception for girls aged 15-18,'' the minister said.

This follows on President Francois Hollande's proposed 2013 budget, which parliament begins debating today, and which contains full state coverage for abortions, fulfilling his campaign promise to guarantee ''free and anonymous access to medical care and high-level contraception'' for all minors.



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