How France plans to transform its struggling health system
France's health system was not so long ago voted the best in the world but with hospital emergency wards struggling to cope with demand and parts of the country lacking doctors the time has come for a major overhaul. Here's what the government is planning to do.
France brings in free contraception for all women aged 18-25
Free birth control for all women under 25 will be available in France from Saturday, expanding a scheme targeting under-18s
to ensure young women don't stop taking contraception because they cannot afford it.
Published: 1 January 2022 10:43 CET
A doctor holds an interuterine contraceptive device (IUD) before inserting it in a patient. Photo: Adek Berry/AFP
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