Cost and availability of contraception in Ireland and Europe

Colette commissioned the Oireachtas Library & Research Service to examine access to contraception in Ireland and Europe, with a particular focus on the availability and cost of contraception for young people. It is not intended to be exhaustive and provides links to relevant resources.

As per the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) definition of modern contraceptive choice1, this paper focuses on all non-emergency reversible contraceptive methods enabling young people and young adults to prevent unintended pregnancies. This includes include a range of different methods, namely male and female condoms, diaphragms, oral contraceptives, vaginal contraceptive rings, contraceptive patches, depot injections and long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)

Read the full research paper here.