The Catalan government is to guarantee access to free, long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) for women and people who can get pregnant up to the age of 29.
The measure was announced jointly by the departments of health and equality on Monday as they presented an action plan to improve access to birth control in Catalonia.
Access will be extended to people over 29 who are deemed to be in a vulnerable situation or who need contraceptives for clinical reasons.
The government hopes the measure will be rolled out universally over the next four years, “benefiting more than 600,000 people,” health minister Manel Balcells explained.
Equality minister Tània Verge said the plan will guarantee “autonomy” in family planning. Follow this link for details