Switzerland: The Federal Council opposes free contraceptives

Publié le : 20 September 2013

 On Monday, 16 September, 2013, the Swiss Federal Council opposed the motion put forward by a national advisor "to make the pill and other methods of contraception available free of charge to women under 20 years of age". Having given the matter serious thought, the Swiss government "deems that it is not feasible via health insurance schemes or any other system to make contraceptives available free of charge and anonymously". For the Federal Council, a medical prescription is required for any contraceptive – hence anonymity cannot be achieved. 

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