Free contraception for women aged between 17 and 25 years is on its way.
A bill containing the measure has now passed the Oireachtas and will be signed into law by the President shortly.
Free contraception for younger women is on its way. The bill that contains the measure has been passed through both houses and just needs to be signed off by President Higgins.
17-25 year old's will be able to access the scheme in August, 10 months since it was first proposed
— Mairéad Cleary (@maireadcleary7) July 12, 2022
Legislation to make contraception free to young women was first announced in October 2021 in Budget 2022.
It will cost the State €26 million annually in its current form, while the Health Minister Stephen Donnelly wants it extended to other age groups.