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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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