26 Oct White paper on contraception access
White Paper on contraception access in Europe by the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF).
This document, together with the 2017’s Council of Europe report on Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Europe, are two essential references and tools for those working on advancing access to contraception in Europe.
The White Paper on Access to Contraception is based on the key messages, the results revealed by the Atlas 2018 and the latest calls to action and recommendations of various European and international organisations in terms of improving the access to contraception in the European region.
In June 2018, the Committee on Equality and Non-discrimination of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe deposited a Motion for a Resolution entitled: “Empowering women: promoting access to contraception in Europe”, which if adopted throughout the next 1,5 – 2 years would provide a direction and recommendations for the 47 Members States of the Council of Europe (the whole geographical Europe) about improving access to contraception.